CNN Politics Extends Winning Streak: 3 Straight Months as #1
June 17th, 2015
09:48 AM ET

CNN Politics Extends Winning Streak: 3 Straight Months as #1

CNN Politics Extends Winning Streak: 3 Straight Months as the Web’s #1 Political News Destination
Dominance Expands to Mobile in May 2015 

The CNN Politics team held onto its leadership position in May 2015, topping all political news competitors online in multiplatform unique visitors, views and video starts – a three-month streak that began in March of this year. CNN Politics also claimed from Vox.com the number one spot in mobile unique visitors for the month, extending its digital dominance across platforms.  

In the month of May 2015:

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Uniques (Desktop + Mobile)

With 13 million multiplatform unique visitors, CNN Politics outperformed all competitors in the Politics category for May. CNN Politics earned roughly 4 million more unique visitors than Fox News Politics and nearly doubled the visitors to Politico.com. 

CNN Politics: 13mm unique visitors 

  • Vox.com – 11mm unique visitors
  • HuffPost Politics – 9mm unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 9mm unique visitors
  • The Economist Group – 8mm unique visitors
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 7mm unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 7mm unique visitors

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, May 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.

CNN Politics: #1 in Mobile Unique Visitors

Extending its dominance across platforms, CNN Politics also clocked 6.4 million mobile unique visitors for May 2015, dethroning Vox.com from its number one position for the month.   

CNN Politics: 6.4 mm mobile unique visitors

  • Vox.com – 6.2mm mobile unique visitors
  • The Economist Group – 5.5mm mobile unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • ThePoliticalInsider.com – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 3mm mobile unique visitors

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, May 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

Far outpacing all competitors, CNN Politics registered more multiplatform views than any other political news outlet, and scored 27 million more page views than second place HuffPost Politics.

CNN Politics: 79mm page views

  • HuffPost Politics – 52mm page views 
  • Newsmax.com Sites  – 46mm page views
  • The Economist Group – 41mm page views
  • Fox News Politics – 40mm page views 
  • MSNBC – 39mm page views
  • Politico.com – 37mm page views 

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, May 2015; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics continued its dominance in digital video and once again ranked number one in the video category with two million more starts than second place Young Turks Network.  

CNN Politics: 20mm video starts

  • Young Turks Network – 18mm video starts
  • MSNBC – 7mm video starts
  • HuffPost Politics – 2mm video starts
  • RealClearPolitics.com – 2mm video starts 
  • Voice of America – 1mm video starts
  • TheHill.com – 1mm video starts

Source: comScore Video Metrix, May 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.

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