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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2000 (, the leading provider of breaking news coverage and award-winning feature packages on the Internet, is the No. 1 news site for the month of September according to the most recent data compiled by Nielsen/NetRatings and Media Metrix.

According to internal measurements, traffic to MSNBC Sports during the Olympics set new audience records. maintained its standing as the primary source for news on the Internet with a significant lead over the competition in the combined Home/Work audience.

September Nielsen/Netratings show had 10.4 million Home/Work users versus's 7.6 million Home/Work users. According to Media Metrix, remains at the top of the General News category with 8.9 million unique users in September, ahead of

"Users continue to recognize as the Web site to turn to and that was clearly evident during the month of September as many users logged on for our in-depth coverage of the 2000 Olympic games," said John Nicol, general manager of "'s continued growth and success as the number one news site on the Web is indicative of our ability to provide the most comprehensive and relevant news and information." remains the leading online news provider ahead of,,, and for all of 1999 and 2000. According to Media Metrix, holds 11.4% of the World Wide Web reach and leads its closest competitor by 1.8 points.

 September 2000

 Nielsen Media Metrix 10.85% 11.4% 7.95% 9.6%

 September 2000

 Nielsen Media Metrix 10.4 Million 8.8 Million 7.6 Million 7.4 Million

ABOUT MSNBC.COM is the number one news site based on audience data tracked by the Internet measurement service Media Metrix(TM). As the leader in breaking news and original journalism on the Internet, additionally delivers the best of NBC News, MSNBC Cable, CNBC and NBC Sports. provides expanded content via partnerships with The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, MSN Money Central(TM), The Sporting News, Expedia(TM), E! Online, Pencil News, FEED magazine, Science magazine,,, Internet Broadcasting Systems and Pioneer Newspapers.'s innovative distribution includes delivery of broadband content for Quest Wireless, Road Runner, Excite@Home and on and wireless content delivery for MSN Mobile, i3 Mobile and Omnisky. In addition, programs interactive content for MSNBC Cable and NBC News.

MSNBC is a 24-hour cable and Internet joint venture of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and NBC News (NYSE:GE.)
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