For the truly curious, you can download the full report here. The basic idea is that Compuware took a look at availability, responsiveness, and consistency to generate a composite score which ranks the top 25 online news sites. The Compuware folks were even more impressed when they learned that we maintained our number 1 position while doing multiple releases per day and while pushing experiences that are, on average, more complex than our competitors.
Although I believe pretty strongly in self-deprecation, I'll break with convention for a moment to give props to my team for their contributions to overall site availability and responsiveness. Congrats!
For insight into what we've done lately in the war against page load times, check out the new experience on http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog.