In case you wondered. Last week's dramatic events involving a chase of a felon who shot two Spokane deputies was a big deal with area online news companies.
We asked how much those events affected the companies' news sites.
Here's what we learned, based on self-reported numbers. (We don't subscribe to the tracker sites that can scoop recent data, for a fairly high fee.)
KXLY.com reported an 83 percent spike in unique visitors for that Tuesday, compared with other Tuesday.
KHQ.com (also owned by the same company that owns The Spokesman-Review) reported a 9 percent total spike in unique visitors, over the Tuesday site average.
Spokesman.com reported a 12 percent hike in unique visitors above the Tuesday daily average.
KREM did not respond to an invitation to provide numbers.