Newspaper Web sites grew 11 percent year-over-year to 39.3 million unique visitors in October, Nielsen//NetRatings reported Tuesday. That number represents 26 percent of the active U.S. Internet
population. NYTimes.com was the top U.S. online newspaper site, with 11.4 million unique visitors in October 2005. USAToday.com and WashingtonPost.com took the number two and three spots with 10.4 and
8.1 million unique visitors, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. LATimes and SFGate.com rounded out the top five, with 3.9 million unique visitors each.