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RWC powers Sport24

2011-11-02 10:05

Cape Town - The 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand was good for Sport24, with 722 680 domestic users and a total of 1 000 138 users choosing to spend some time on South Africa’s biggest sports website.

The 247 000 users who accessed the WAP site was also a record.

Obviously none of the above would be possible without 'Big Brother' News24, who provided close on 75% of the traffic ... and as said, this was definitely powered by the World Cup. As is the case with most traffic surges in our business, they are a reflection of what we get to report on.

How one covers said news differentiates one from competitors though, so to be 174 000 domestic users ahead of our nearest competitor in October is a reflection of a top effort.

Top 10 most viewed Sport24 articles in October:
 
1. Ref robbed Boks - UK scribes - 93 718
2. Petition to have Bryce banned - 67 947
3. Smit: Lawrence didn't listen - 65 952
4. Watson joins in Bryce tirade - 62 909
5. French in rage over Joubert - 57 472
6. Another scandal hits SuperSport - 49 705
7. Noakes: Bent science cost Boks - 47 256
8. Aussies laugh off 2015 Boks - 46 212
9. No IRB action against Lawrence - 45 980
10. SA 'goon' targets Bryce - 45 263

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Comments
  • Inhlanzi - 2011-11-02 10:36

    Looking at the most read articles it looks more like it was the referees generating reads, let's give Bryce a big thank f*cking you

  • vanrooyenr - 2011-11-02 10:39

    Good for you. Now just also improve your iPhone app.

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