CBS.COM NUMBER ONE AMONG ALL BROADCAST NETWORK SITES IN UNIQUE VIEWERS IN DECEMBER
CBS.com Nearly Doubles Other Networks in Unique Viewers According to comScore Video Metrix
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 - CBS.com today reported significant growth for the month of December, making it Number One among all broadcast network sites in unique viewers, according to comScore Video Metrix (December 2008).
Currently the fastest-growing network site, CBS.com posted 7.6 million unique viewers, up 181% year-over-year and up 55% month-over-month. The site currently ranks number two in video streams, with year-over-year growth of 45%. These numbers follow the recently reported Nielsen Online VideoCensus data for December where CBS also reported significant growth across all metrics.
CBS Interactive's leadership position among its network peers mirrors the success at CBS Television, which is the most-watched network in prime time, as well as the only network to grow its audience over last season.
"CBS.com continues to create highly engaging online experiences that complements CBS's broadcast programming," said Bill Binenstock, Vice President of CBS.com. "As a result, we continue to see growth both for the CBS Television Network, as well as online."
About CBS Audience Network
With CBS.com serving as its hub, CBS Audience Network has more than 300 partners including TV.com, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, YouTube, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Netvibes, Sling Media, Veoh, IMDb.com, TVGuide.com, and Slide, as well as web sites from CBS's owned television, radio and affiliated stations. The growing slate of CBS entertainment, news and sports content available includes a roster of full episodes, clips and highlights based on CBS and Showtime programming as well as original made-for-the-web content from EyeLab, a programming unit that produces and distributes short form video to the CBS Audience Network. All content is ad supported and free to consumers.
About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 170 million people visiting its properties each month, it is the 9th largest Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.