Here's a really interesting chart taken from a site called akamai.com. Akamai is the service provider for a ton of the news providers on the web including cnn and nbc. The above chart shows the usage of news sites that they host worldwide. Barack Obama's election was the largest event that they have lived through, 18% larger then the US being eliminated in the world cup. For reference it was more then twice as many surfers as the 2006 election.
For fellow nerds, you really should check out the site there's some crazy interesting stuff on it.
9 months ago