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CNN Digital reports double-digit gains in page views for 2011

CNN Digital earned more than 73 million unique visitors in 2011, with 2.3 billion total page views for the year, according to end-of-year data from comScore.

The network also reported that in the wake of the Japanese Tsunami,’s most trafficked day of the year was March 11, 2011 with 135.9 million global page views

With 15.7 million average monthly page views, the site’s Opinion section showed a 58% growth rate year over year. Earning a 64% gain in traffic over 2010,’s Belief section averaged 7.8 million page views per month. Other beats that showed double-digit growth for 2011 include Living (11%), Travel (37%), U.S. (16%), World (23%),This Just In (29%), Marquee (18%), The Political Ticker (25%) and The Chart (17%).

CNN Digital has remained No. 1 in mobile news for the past 4 consecutive years, the broadcast firm also said. In 2011, CNN Digital boasted 19.4 million unique users monthly, beating its nearest competitor by more than 60%, based on Nielsen Mobile Media View data. CNN’s mobile website generated a monthly average of 210.4 million global page views for the year.