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NZers Watching Local News Sites To Follow Tragedy

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2001 05:20 PM
New Zealanders Also Watching Local News Sites To Follow Tragedy - Nielsen//NetRatings
Auckland – 12 September 2001 – In the period immediately following the first attack on the New York World Trade Centre, New Zealand web surfers flocked to local news sites to monitor New Zealand angles on the rapidly developing situation.
In just 12 hours New Zealand at-home audiences to xtramsn.co.nz were 69 percent higher than this site’s daily average audience during the month of August, reports the world’s leading web audience measurement company Nielsen//NetRatings.
Traffic levels to nzherald.co.nz were 28 percent higher, stuff.co.nz 24 percent higher, and nzoom.com’s 14 percent higher for the same period.
“Clearly kiwis were also watching for local angles and New Zealand’s reaction to today’s news,” said Brian Milnes, Managing Director, Nielsen//NetRatings, Australasian operations.
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Nielsen//NetRatings reports on Internet audiences and advertising in 26 countries worldwide, representing more than 90 percent of the global Internet audience universe. The countries are: the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and Mexico. The total estimated Internet audience universe in these countries is nearly 379 million individuals.
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