One of the more interesting facts that came out during the release of Silverlight 2 this week was that one in four consumers now have Silverlight installed. Silverlight adoption continues to grow rapidly, with penetration in some countries approaching 50 percent.

This means that Silverlight has been downloaded well more than 200 million times.

NBC's webcasting of the Beijing Olympics…added 9 million new Silverlight users in the U.S. alone. Thjere were more than 50 million unique visitors, resulting in 1.3 billion page views, 70 million video streams and 600 million minutes of video watched.

for more information, see Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, Already Reaching One in Four Consumers Worldwide.