Written by Maury Brown
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 23:29
Showing 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 || WEBSITE||UNIQUE AUDIENCE|
| 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)