Impact of the Vote on News Sites
For example, MSNBC  reported its largest day in history. The day peaked around 12-1 p.m. EST with as many as 4 to 4.5 million single page hits, and the site finished up the day with more than 5 million hits.
This is more than a 300 percent increase compared to 1996, when there were about 1.8 million hits.
MSNBC also reported slow page loads due to the heavy traffic, but the site did not crash like it did in 1996 due to the traffic. Other sites, too, faced similar situations; Democratic.org reported some pages took more than one minute to load.