During the past two weeks, the only time I would remember that the Winter Olympics were underway was when I was looking at the stats of our NewTeeVee blog or checking out Mathew Ingram’s Twitter stream. In the case of NewTeeVee, we saw a whole lot of people show up via Google looking for ways to watch the Olympics online.
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games were a major hit on the Net, as outlined on NewTeeVee earlier today. NBCOlympics.com clocked 710 million page views and 46 million unique visits.
The Vancouver Games were equally big on mobiles as well. According to Limelight Networks, a content delivery network, in 16 days NBC Olympics Mobile served up 82 million page views and 1.9 million mobile video streams. In comparison, the Beijing Games served up 34.7 million page views.
“By the time the opening ceremony started, the Olympics Mobile platforms had already generated more page views than during the entire 2006 Games,” Limelight noted.