CNN: Midterms Draw Biggest Online Audience Since Michael Jackson's Death

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CNN says its online coverage of Election Day drew almost 80 million page views, its best numbers since the Michael Jackson memorial service in July 2009 and a performance that drew more interest than the Chilean miners story.

Uniques were up 26% over the previous four-week average with 11.2 million visitors. That was also up 10% over the 2006 midterm elections, according to officials at the news network.

There were almost a quarter million views of live video, up 400% over the prior four-week average.