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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 23:29
Yahoo SportsShowing that you don’t need television (ESPN, FOX) or a legendary magazine (Sports Illustrated) to create a wildly popular sports web presence, Yahoo! Sports inched past ESPN in September to rank as the top U.S. sports website according to Nielsen Online.

Coming in a distant third was FOX Sports on MSN at 16,023,000 unique visits, followed by the NFL Internet Network and CBS Sports.

All told, a total of audience 77.5 million unique visitors hit U.S. sports-related websites last month.

Below is a break down of the top U.S. sports websites as tracked by Nielsen Online.

 RANK  WEBSITEUNIQUE AUDIENCE
(in 000s)

 1 Yahoo! Sports 26,003
 2 ESPN 22,834
 3 FOX Sports on MSN 16,023
 4 NFL Internet Network 15,037
 5 CBS Sports 13,278

 Source: Nielsen Online, NetView (September 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008)


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