In the wake of Billy Bush's exclusive email exchange with troubled celeb Lindsay Lohan, AccessHollywood.com scored its best one-day traffic in the show's 11-year history. On Wednesday, the site attracted more than eight million individual page views, the most daily page views for the show's website ever, according to Omniture figures. AccessHollywood.com also attracted nearly a half-million unique users on Wednesday. The record website traffic comes less than a month after the launch of omg!, the new celebrity website launched by Access Hollywood and Yahoo!
"When celebrity news happens, AccessHollywood.com is a must see site. And Billy's Lohan exclusive yesterday showed the combined reach of both our nationally syndicated TV program and our fast emerging website," said Access Hollywood Executive Producer Rob Silverstein.
After being arrested earlier this week in Santa Monica, CA, Lohan spoke via email exclusively with Bush and the details were posted on AccessHollywood.com. When Bush e-mailed Lohan asking if everything was OK and if there was anything she wanted him to tell the public, she responded, "Yes. I am innocent… did not do drugs they're not mine. I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mom. I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy." The arrest was Lohan's second for an alleged DUI in less than three months.
"Access Hollywood" is produced by NBC and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.