According to Nielsen Online, the MSNBC Digital Network (msnbc.com) was the number one Current Events and Global News site in June, attracting 37.6 million unique visitors that month. The MSNBC Digital Network's surge in unique visitors is a 29 percent increase above its 2007 average.
Yahoo! News ranked #2, with 35.0 million unique visitors and the CNN Digital Network ranked #3, with 33.4 million unique users, according to Nielsen Online.
The MSNBC Digital Network was also ranked #1 in total minutes, with consumers spending a total of 1,058,344,000 minutes on the site (eight percent ahead of the CNN Digital Network and 42 percent ahead of Yahoo! News).
As I mentioned back in April in a post entitled "CNN and MSNBC Battle Yahoo News for Top News Site," the battle for news site supremacy is a big story – similar to the newspaper war between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst in the 1890s.