WWE BEATS NBA
STAMFORD, Conn., May 12, 2010 – In the month of March, World Wrestling Entertainment®’s flagship website, WWE.com, had more U.S. visits than premiere pop culture and sports hubs Nickelodeon.com, PerezHilton.com, CBS.com, NBC.com, NBA.com and NFL.com, according to Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence provider.
On March 29, the day following WrestleMania® XXVI, WWE.com had its second highest day ever in terms of page views with 88.8 million, and was the most searched entity for Yahoo on March 29-30. WWE.com additionally reported 480 million page views for the month of March, a year over year increase of 22% while page views per visit also increased 33% year over year, to 16.5 pages. The website recorded 14.3 million unique visitors and 32.6 million video streams for the month.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Toronto.
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