Hulu Leaps Ahead of ESPN and CNN in Online Video

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Here’s a perfect example of how the online landscape can change in a heartbeat (well, one year, which is pretty quick by any company’s standards). According to Nielsen Online’s VideoCensus, Hulu was the 6th most watched video site, clocking in more than 142 million streams, Wired reports.

That puts it ahead of ESPN, which scored 128 million streams, CNN (118 million streams) and MTV Networks (97 million streams). This is despite the fact that Hulu was only launched one year ago, and was a brand new IP at the time.

Back in August, Hulu added HD streaming for the first time—several months after the site exited beta in March. Also, the preceding sentence gave us the excuse to run the wonderful graphic for Joss Whedon‘s “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” starring Neil Patrick Harris again, a show that features prominently on Hulu.

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