CNN.com said traffic spiked to 5.3 million global page views during the hour when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation, up 50 percent compared with the average for the same hour during the past four Fridays.

The total marked the best 11 a.m. hour on a weekday the site has experienced all year, and CNN.com added that global live video views increased by six times versus the prior-four-Friday average, as well.