BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Oct 11, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released August data showing notable growth in its Football category, which drew in 16.6M UVs, a month-over-month (M-O-M) increase of 94.6% percent and a 22.2% percent rise year-over-year (Y-O-Y). This was healthy bounce-back from its lockout-mired lull in July.
In fact, football fans showed up in higher numbers online in August 2011 than August 2010. NFL.com, with 9.8M UVs, saw a M-O-M rise of 114.4 percent and a Y-O-Y lift of 19 percent. Clearly, fans were “ready for some football,” especially eager fantasy footballers, who visited sites such as fantasy.cbssports.com, which was up 222 percent for August, and fantasy.nfl.com, up 310 percent.
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