NFL Sees Sharp Increase In August ComScore Rankings; Yahoo/NBC Still Tops List
The NFL last month made its seasonal move up the charts in monthly comScore multi-platform rankings of U.S. sports sites, as the league rose from 11th place and 16 million unique visitors in July to 6th place and nearly 31 million uniques in August. The rise of the NFL during the month coincided with the beginning of preseason play and return of football into the consciousness of many fans. The Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports digital alliance again led the list with 61.6 million uniques. ESPN, as is custom, led in consumption metrics, posting an average of 88.1 minutes per user during the month, and 5.1 billion total minutes of usage.
|1)||Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network *||
|3)||FoxSports.com on MSN||
|4)||USA Today Sports Media Group **||
|5)||Bleacher Report-Turner Sports Network ***||
|6)||NFL Internet Group||
|10)||Sporting News Media/Perform Sports||
|11)||Sports Illustrated sites||
NOTES: * = Includes Rivals.com, ThePostGame.com, and Rotoworld. ** = Includes 81 local Gannett newspaper sites, 23 Gannett-owned broadcast TV station sites, USA Today High School Sports, BNQT Media Group, The Big Lead and For The Win. *** = Sites includes NBA.com, PGA.com, NCAA.com and WNBA.com.