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Five-Day U.S. Online Spending Total for Most Recent Workweek Surpasses $5 Billion as Four Individual Days Surpass $1 Billion in Sales

December 16, 2012

RESTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 44 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date $33.8 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent workweek saw four individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.275 billion.

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    2012 Holiday Season To Date vs. Corresponding Days* in 2011
    Non-Travel (Retail) Spending
    Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases
    Total U.S. - Home & Work Locations
    Source: comScore, Inc.
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                                                                                                       Millions ($)
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                                          2011                                              2012           Percent
                                                                                                     Change
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    November 1-December 14                                                               $30,031                   $33,808         13%
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    Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22)                                                              $479                      $633         32%
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    Black Friday (Nov. 23)                                                                  $816                    $1,042         28%
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    Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 24-25)                                                     $1,031                    $1,187         15%
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    Cyber Monday (Nov. 26)                                                                $1,251                    $1,465         17%
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    Green Monday                                                                          $1,133                    $1,275         13%
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    Week of Dec. 8-14                                                                     $6,315                    $6,992         11%
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    *Corresponding days based on
     corresponding shopping days (November 3
     thru December 16, 2011)

“This past workweek saw four days surpass the billion dollar spending threshold during the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. “With this most recent week in the books, the peak spending period may now be in our rear-view-mirror – but the online holiday shopping season is not over yet. We should have one more headline day on Free Shipping Day this Monday the 17(th) as the procrastinators among us scramble to order gifts in time for Christmas next week. For the season-to-date, the growth rate based on corresponding days last year is 13 percent. But, with two extra shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, we still expect that the full season will realize a growth rate well north of 13 percent.”

Top Ten Online Spending Days in History

For the 2012 holiday season-to-date, eleven individual days have surpassed $1 billion in online retail sales, already surpassing last year’s record of ten shopping days. Cyber Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) currently ranks as the heaviest online spending day of the season – and in history – at $1.465 billion. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 ranks second with $1.362 billion, followed by Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 (Green Monday) with $1.275 billion, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 with $1.263 billion and Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 (Cyber Monday 2011) with $1.251 billion.

    Top Ten U.S. Online Spending Days in History (thru Dec. 14, 2012)
    Non-Travel (Retail) Spending
    Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases
    Total U.S. - Home & Work Locations
    Source: comScore, Inc.
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            Rank                                                        Date Spending in
                                                                               Millions ($)
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              1           Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 (Cyber Monday)                              $1,465
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              2           Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012                                             $1,362
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              3           Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 (Green Monday)                              $1,275
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              4           Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012                                            $1,263
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              5           Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 (Cyber Monday)                              $1,251
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              6           Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012                                            $1,220
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              7           Friday, Dec. 14, 2012                                             $1,219
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              8           Monday, Dec. 5, 2011                                              $1,178
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              9           Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012                                           $1,135
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             10           Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 (Green Monday)                              $1,133
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