More online viewers watched coverage of the Barack Obama acceptance speech and coverage of the Democratic National Convention on August 29 on than any other news site, including CNN, the company announced today, citing Nielsen Online numbers.

On August 29, the site served 5.6 million video streams, compared to CNN’s 4.9 million streams. says it came out on top during the DNC in number of page views and unique viewers. The site’s politics destination “Decsion ’08 Dashboard” received 67 million page views throughout the week ending August 30, and the overall site received 84 million page views on August 29, while received 77 million on August 29.

Andy interviewed president Charles Tillinghast at 30 Rock
earlier this summer about the network’s approach to growing video consumption. I have reposted the video here.

Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer