MSNBC.com said Monday that its coverage of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis drew a near-record number of visitors to its website last week. The NBC Universal-owned cable news network, whose website routinely attracts more viewers than those connected with the other cable news networks, said that it had recorded more than 82 million page views for its coverage, which included 11 million for its video streams, many of which were provided by "citizen journalists," ordinary individuals at the scene who recorded the aftermath of the collapse on their video cell phones and camcorders. Meanwhile, the audience share for MSNBC's cable network rose 7 percent in July, while Fox's share dropped 6 percent and CNN's 4 percent.




07/08/2007