Jupiter Media Metrix Announces U.S. Top 50 Web and Digital Media Properties For March 2001

Average number of days people go online holds steady at around 15,

but time spent online soared nearly 60 percent in the last two years

as Internet consumption increased



Napster usage in the U.S. goes down slightly in March 2001,

but new alternative emerges



Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jupiter Media Metrix

    NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI),
 the global leader in market intelligence, today released the Media Metrix U.S.
 Top 50 Web and Digital Media property ratings for March 2001.  While the
 average number of days per month people used the Internet in the last two
 years grew 5.6 percent, from 14.2 days in March 1999 to 15.0 in March 2001,
 the average number of hours per month people spent online increased nearly
 57.8 percent, from 12.8 hours to 20.2 over the same period.
     "The number of days people go online remains steady, but the increasing
 length of people's online sessions shows that their comfort level with the
 medium continues to rise," said Doug McFarland, President, Media Metrix, the
 online ratings unit of Jupiter Media Metrix.  "Businesses and advertisers with
 an eye to the future should note that an engaged and viable audience not only
 exists, but both the audience and its consumption of the medium continues to
 grow."
 
     Highlights of the Media Metrix March 2001 Digital Media and Web Ratings:
 
     * Napster Usage in the U.S. - Napster Digital, which includes usage of the
       service's Web sites and controversial music file-swapping applications,
       had 15.7 million unique visitors in March 2001 versus its peak this year
       of 16.9 million in February, causing it to fall in the rankings from
       number 13 in February 2001 to number 14 in March.  While usage of the
       application decreased from 15.2 million users in February 2001 to
       12.1 million users in March, unique visitors to the Napster Web site
       increased from 5.9 million in February to 8.2 million in March.  This
       change was due in part to a pop-up window launched from the Napster
       application that enables users to register for a mailing list.
 
     * Napster Usage Worldwide - While Napster's usage has declined slightly in
       the U.S., the property has become dominant globally.  In February 2001
       Napster Digital was the seventh largest property with 29.4 million
       unique visitors among 14 leading wired countries.  These
       countries -- including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,
       France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the United
       Kingdom and United States -- represent more than 85 percent of the total
       online population worldwide.
 
     * Top Newcomers - This month's notable top newcomers - sites that appeared
       in the ratings for the first time and had a minimum of 500,000 unique
       visitors -- include: Mirreentry.com, a site dedicated to the reentry of
       the Russian space station, with 887,000 unique visitors;
       Sportsinteraction.com, a sports-betting site, with 702,000 unique
       visitors; and Bearshare.com, a site offering a free file-sharing program
       similar to Gnutella, with 520,000 unique visitors.  All of these sites
       were among the top ten newcomers in March 2001.
 
     * Traffic to Sports Sites Increases - Traffic to sports sites overall
       increased amidst NCAA March Madness and Major League Baseball spring
       training, with unique visitors increasing from 22.4 million in
       February 2001 to 24.0 million in March.  Sites with notable increases in
       unique visitors between February 2001 and March include: Mlb.com which
       increased 162.6 percent to 2.5 million; Ncaa.org which increased
       100.6 percent to 510,000; Sportingnews.com which increased 97.8 percent
       to 1.7 million; Sportsline.com sites which increased 51.5 percent to
       5.7 million; Fansonly.com which increased 28.9 percent to 1.9 million;
       and ESPN sites which increased 28.7 percent to 7.9 million.
 
     * Breaking Into the Media Metrix Top 50 - Sites to break into the
       March 2001 Top 50 include: X10.com, a discount retail store, at number
       32 with 8.4 million unique visitors; Lowestbids.com, a real-time auction
       site, at number 39 with 7.5 million unique visitors; Internetfuel.com,
       an Internet marketing site, at number 42 with 7.5 million unique
       visitors; RealNames.com, a provider of a Web-naming and navigation
       platform, at number 43 with 7.5 million unique visitors; SBC
       Communications, a new consolidation of telecommunications sites, at
       number 44 with 7.3 million unique visitors; and EA Online, a group of
       gaming sites and online applications, at number 47 with 7.1 million
       unique visitors.
 
                                  Media Metrix
             Average Days and Average Hours Spent Online Per Month
             March 2001 - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
 
     Online Usage            Mar-99    Mar-00    Mar-01       % Change
                                                          Mar-99 to Mar-01
     Average Days/Month       14.2      14.5      15.0           5.6%
     Average Hours/Month      12.8      15.9      20.2          57.8%
 
 
                                  Media Metrix
                      Top Ten Newcomers - Unique Visitors
             March 2001 - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
 
     Site                            Unique Visitors (000)
 
     JOINBOMC.COM                            2,075
     THECHOCOLATEPAGE. COM                   1,114
     MIRREENTRY.COM                            887
     CRAFTERSCHOICE.COM                        885
     COUNTRYHOMESANDGARDENS.COM                831
     PRICE.COM                                 791
     SPORTSINTERACTION.COM                     702
     NEMOWAY.COM                               607
     COFFEE-MATE.COM                           572
     GUESSTHEVIEW.COM                          529
     BEARSHARE.COM                             520
     INTERNATIONALDELIGHT.COM                  511
 
 
           Media Metrix U.S. Top 50 Web and Digital Media Properties
           Unique Visitors - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
               March 2001 Measurement Period (03/01/01-03/31/01)
 
     Rank    Top Web & Digital Media Properties     Unique Visitors (000)
             All Digital Media                            88,645
      1      AOL Time Warner Network*                     69,453
      2      Microsoft Sites*                             61,371
      3      Yahoo!*                                      58,820
      4      Lycos*                                       33,100
      5      About  The Human Internet*                   27,679
      6      Excite Network*                              27,635
      7      Walt Disney Internet Group*                  23,416
      8      NBC Internet Sites*                          22,077
      9      Infospace Impressions*                       20,817
     10      eBay*                                        19,840
     11      Amazon*                                      19,249
     12      CNET Networks*                               18,570
     13      AltaVista Network*                           18,258
     14      Napster Digital*                             15,717
     15      Viacom Online*                               14,834
     16      eUniverse Network*                           14,379
     17      Ask Jeeves*                                  14,054
     18      Real.com Network*                            13,656
     19      Weather Channel The*                         12,129
     20      LookSmart*                                   11,451
     21      GoTo*                                        11,118
     22      GOOGLE.COM                                   10,918
     23      AT&T Web Sites*                              10,201
     24      EarthLink*                                   10,092
     25      CitySearch-Ticketmaster Online*               9,460
     26      Uproar Network The*                           9,397
     27      iVillage.com:The Womens Network*              9,184
     28      FortuneCity Network*                          9,078
     29      Gator Network*                                8,904
     30      iWon Inc.*                                    8,589
     31      Women.com Networks The*                       8,529
     32      X10.COM                                       8,406
     33      EXITFUEL.COM                                  8,278
     34      HOMESTEAD.COM                                 8,161
     35      FOCALEX.COM                                   8,112
     36      ClassMates.Com Sites*                         8,038
     37      Gannett Sites*                                7,707
     38      News Corp. Online*                            7,586
     39      LOWESTBIDS.COM                                7,526
     40      American Greetings*                           7,522
     41      INTERNETFUEL.COM                              7,491
     42      JUNO*  **                                     7,481
     43      REALNAMES.COM                                 7,475
     44      SBC Communications*                           7,331
     45      Homestore.com Network*                        7,184
     46      MyPoints Sites*                               7,162
     47      EA Online and Applications*                   7,133
     48      Travelocity*                                  7,096
     49      Snowball*                                     7,068
     50      BIZRATE.COM                                   7,012
 
     Definitions for Media Metrix Digital Media and Web Ratings:
 
      * Represents an aggregation of commonly owned and/or branded domain
        names.
     ** The latest version of the Juno application is not included in the
        March 2001 ratings.
 
     Digital Media includes users of the World Wide Web, proprietary online
 services, and/or other ad-supported digital applications such as e-mail
 services and CD ROM.
     Digital Media & Web Properties include the largest single brands as well
 as consolidations of multiple domains that fall under one brand or common
 ownership.
     Top 50 Digital Media & Web Properties: The Top 50 Digital Media & Web
 properties are based on unduplicated audience reach, also known as unique
 visitors.
     Unique Visitors: The actual number of total users who visited the reported
 Web site or online property at least once in the given month. All Unique
 Visitors are unduplicated (only counted once) and are in thousands.
     Average Usage Days per Visitor per Month:  The average number of different
 days in the month, per person, in which a Web site, category, channel, or
 application was visited.  A person is defined as a visitor if they access at
 least one "page" of content within the website, category, channel, or
 application.  A day is defined as 12:00 midnight through 11:59:59 PM.
     Average Hours Per Usage Month:  The average total number of hours spent on
 online, the Web site, category, channel, or application during the month, per
 visiting person.
     Media Metrix Top Newcomers: A site that garnered a minimum of
 500,000 unique visitors and was among the top-ten newcomers during its debut
 month in the Media Metrix syndicated audience ratings.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix is the global leader in market intelligence for the
 new economy.  The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet
 measurement, analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with
 unmatched global resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet.
 Jupiter Media Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-
 leading products, services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brands include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter
 Events. The Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide,
 across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the
 Middle East.  Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially.  In evaluating such
 statements, investors should specifically consider various factors, which
 could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated
 from such forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in
 Jupiter Media Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     CONTACT:  Max Kalehoff, 917-534-6222, mkalehoff@jmm.com, or Kumar Rao,
               917-534-6201, krao@jmm.com, both of Jupiter Media Metrix
 
 

SOURCE Jupiter Media Metrix
    NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI),
 the global leader in market intelligence, today released the Media Metrix U.S.
 Top 50 Web and Digital Media property ratings for March 2001.  While the
 average number of days per month people used the Internet in the last two
 years grew 5.6 percent, from 14.2 days in March 1999 to 15.0 in March 2001,
 the average number of hours per month people spent online increased nearly
 57.8 percent, from 12.8 hours to 20.2 over the same period.
     "The number of days people go online remains steady, but the increasing
 length of people's online sessions shows that their comfort level with the
 medium continues to rise," said Doug McFarland, President, Media Metrix, the
 online ratings unit of Jupiter Media Metrix.  "Businesses and advertisers with
 an eye to the future should note that an engaged and viable audience not only
 exists, but both the audience and its consumption of the medium continues to
 grow."
 
     Highlights of the Media Metrix March 2001 Digital Media and Web Ratings:
 
     * Napster Usage in the U.S. - Napster Digital, which includes usage of the
       service's Web sites and controversial music file-swapping applications,
       had 15.7 million unique visitors in March 2001 versus its peak this year
       of 16.9 million in February, causing it to fall in the rankings from
       number 13 in February 2001 to number 14 in March.  While usage of the
       application decreased from 15.2 million users in February 2001 to
       12.1 million users in March, unique visitors to the Napster Web site
       increased from 5.9 million in February to 8.2 million in March.  This
       change was due in part to a pop-up window launched from the Napster
       application that enables users to register for a mailing list.
 
     * Napster Usage Worldwide - While Napster's usage has declined slightly in
       the U.S., the property has become dominant globally.  In February 2001
       Napster Digital was the seventh largest property with 29.4 million
       unique visitors among 14 leading wired countries.  These
       countries -- including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,
       France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the United
       Kingdom and United States -- represent more than 85 percent of the total
       online population worldwide.
 
     * Top Newcomers - This month's notable top newcomers - sites that appeared
       in the ratings for the first time and had a minimum of 500,000 unique
       visitors -- include: Mirreentry.com, a site dedicated to the reentry of
       the Russian space station, with 887,000 unique visitors;
       Sportsinteraction.com, a sports-betting site, with 702,000 unique
       visitors; and Bearshare.com, a site offering a free file-sharing program
       similar to Gnutella, with 520,000 unique visitors.  All of these sites
       were among the top ten newcomers in March 2001.
 
     * Traffic to Sports Sites Increases - Traffic to sports sites overall
       increased amidst NCAA March Madness and Major League Baseball spring
       training, with unique visitors increasing from 22.4 million in
       February 2001 to 24.0 million in March.  Sites with notable increases in
       unique visitors between February 2001 and March include: Mlb.com which
       increased 162.6 percent to 2.5 million; Ncaa.org which increased
       100.6 percent to 510,000; Sportingnews.com which increased 97.8 percent
       to 1.7 million; Sportsline.com sites which increased 51.5 percent to
       5.7 million; Fansonly.com which increased 28.9 percent to 1.9 million;
       and ESPN sites which increased 28.7 percent to 7.9 million.
 
     * Breaking Into the Media Metrix Top 50 - Sites to break into the
       March 2001 Top 50 include: X10.com, a discount retail store, at number
       32 with 8.4 million unique visitors; Lowestbids.com, a real-time auction
       site, at number 39 with 7.5 million unique visitors; Internetfuel.com,
       an Internet marketing site, at number 42 with 7.5 million unique
       visitors; RealNames.com, a provider of a Web-naming and navigation
       platform, at number 43 with 7.5 million unique visitors; SBC
       Communications, a new consolidation of telecommunications sites, at
       number 44 with 7.3 million unique visitors; and EA Online, a group of
       gaming sites and online applications, at number 47 with 7.1 million
       unique visitors.
 
                                  Media Metrix
             Average Days and Average Hours Spent Online Per Month
             March 2001 - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
 
     Online Usage            Mar-99    Mar-00    Mar-01       % Change
                                                          Mar-99 to Mar-01
     Average Days/Month       14.2      14.5      15.0           5.6%
     Average Hours/Month      12.8      15.9      20.2          57.8%
 
 
                                  Media Metrix
                      Top Ten Newcomers - Unique Visitors
             March 2001 - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
 
     Site                            Unique Visitors (000)
 
     JOINBOMC.COM                            2,075
     THECHOCOLATEPAGE. COM                   1,114
     MIRREENTRY.COM                            887
     CRAFTERSCHOICE.COM                        885
     COUNTRYHOMESANDGARDENS.COM                831
     PRICE.COM                                 791
     SPORTSINTERACTION.COM                     702
     NEMOWAY.COM                               607
     COFFEE-MATE.COM                           572
     GUESSTHEVIEW.COM                          529
     BEARSHARE.COM                             520
     INTERNATIONALDELIGHT.COM                  511
 
 
           Media Metrix U.S. Top 50 Web and Digital Media Properties
           Unique Visitors - At Home and At Work Combined in the U.S.
               March 2001 Measurement Period (03/01/01-03/31/01)
 
     Rank    Top Web & Digital Media Properties     Unique Visitors (000)
             All Digital Media                            88,645
      1      AOL Time Warner Network*                     69,453
      2      Microsoft Sites*                             61,371
      3      Yahoo!*                                      58,820
      4      Lycos*                                       33,100
      5      About  The Human Internet*                   27,679
      6      Excite Network*                              27,635
      7      Walt Disney Internet Group*                  23,416
      8      NBC Internet Sites*                          22,077
      9      Infospace Impressions*                       20,817
     10      eBay*                                        19,840
     11      Amazon*                                      19,249
     12      CNET Networks*                               18,570
     13      AltaVista Network*                           18,258
     14      Napster Digital*                             15,717
     15      Viacom Online*                               14,834
     16      eUniverse Network*                           14,379
     17      Ask Jeeves*                                  14,054
     18      Real.com Network*                            13,656
     19      Weather Channel The*                         12,129
     20      LookSmart*                                   11,451
     21      GoTo*                                        11,118
     22      GOOGLE.COM                                   10,918
     23      AT&T Web Sites*                              10,201
     24      EarthLink*                                   10,092
     25      CitySearch-Ticketmaster Online*               9,460
     26      Uproar Network The*                           9,397
     27      iVillage.com:The Womens Network*              9,184
     28      FortuneCity Network*                          9,078
     29      Gator Network*                                8,904
     30      iWon Inc.*                                    8,589
     31      Women.com Networks The*                       8,529
     32      X10.COM                                       8,406
     33      EXITFUEL.COM                                  8,278
     34      HOMESTEAD.COM                                 8,161
     35      FOCALEX.COM                                   8,112
     36      ClassMates.Com Sites*                         8,038
     37      Gannett Sites*                                7,707
     38      News Corp. Online*                            7,586
     39      LOWESTBIDS.COM                                7,526
     40      American Greetings*                           7,522
     41      INTERNETFUEL.COM                              7,491
     42      JUNO*  **                                     7,481
     43      REALNAMES.COM                                 7,475
     44      SBC Communications*                           7,331
     45      Homestore.com Network*                        7,184
     46      MyPoints Sites*                               7,162
     47      EA Online and Applications*                   7,133
     48      Travelocity*                                  7,096
     49      Snowball*                                     7,068
     50      BIZRATE.COM                                   7,012
 
     Definitions for Media Metrix Digital Media and Web Ratings:
 
      * Represents an aggregation of commonly owned and/or branded domain
        names.
     ** The latest version of the Juno application is not included in the
        March 2001 ratings.
 
     Digital Media includes users of the World Wide Web, proprietary online
 services, and/or other ad-supported digital applications such as e-mail
 services and CD ROM.
     Digital Media & Web Properties include the largest single brands as well
 as consolidations of multiple domains that fall under one brand or common
 ownership.
     Top 50 Digital Media & Web Properties: The Top 50 Digital Media & Web
 properties are based on unduplicated audience reach, also known as unique
 visitors.
     Unique Visitors: The actual number of total users who visited the reported
 Web site or online property at least once in the given month. All Unique
 Visitors are unduplicated (only counted once) and are in thousands.
     Average Usage Days per Visitor per Month:  The average number of different
 days in the month, per person, in which a Web site, category, channel, or
 application was visited.  A person is defined as a visitor if they access at
 least one "page" of content within the website, category, channel, or
 application.  A day is defined as 12:00 midnight through 11:59:59 PM.
     Average Hours Per Usage Month:  The average total number of hours spent on
 online, the Web site, category, channel, or application during the month, per
 visiting person.
     Media Metrix Top Newcomers: A site that garnered a minimum of
 500,000 unique visitors and was among the top-ten newcomers during its debut
 month in the Media Metrix syndicated audience ratings.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix is the global leader in market intelligence for the
 new economy.  The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet
 measurement, analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with
 unmatched global resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet.
 Jupiter Media Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-
 leading products, services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brands include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter
 Events. The Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide,
 across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the
 Middle East.  Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially.  In evaluating such
 statements, investors should specifically consider various factors, which
 could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated
 from such forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in
 Jupiter Media Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     CONTACT:  Max Kalehoff, 917-534-6222, mkalehoff@jmm.com, or Kumar Rao,
               917-534-6201, krao@jmm.com, both of Jupiter Media Metrix
 
 SOURCE  Jupiter Media Metrix