CNN Politics #1 for Four Straight Months
July 22nd, 2015
11:29 AM ET

CNN Politics #1 for Four Straight Months

Top Political News Site Sees Double Digit Growth in June

CNN Politics solidified its position as the Web’s top destination for political news and information in June by outperforming all competitors for the fourth month running. Since March of 2015, CNN Politics has dominated its category in multiplatform unique visitors, views and video starts. Strengthening its lead over Vox.com, HuffPost Politics, Fox News Politics and Politico.com, CNN Politics became the top site for mobile unique visitors in May and maintained its position in June.  

In a historic month that saw landmark cases from the Supreme Court, a nationwide debate over the Confederate Flag and the lead up to a nuclear deal in Iran, CNN Politics posted double-digit growth across the board:

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

CNN Politics outperformed all competitors in the Politics category in June, besting its own May record by 35% and doubling the unique visitors to Politico.com and Fox News.   

CNN Politics: 18mm unique visitors 

  • Vox.com – 15mm unique visitors
  • HuffPost Politics – 11mm unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 9mm unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 9mm unique visitors
  • ThePoliticalInsider.com.com – 8mm unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 7mm unique visitors

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Mobile Unique Visitors

Taking the top spot from Vox.com for the second month in a row, CNN Politics registered 9.3 million mobile unique visitors for the month. 

CNN Politics: 9.3 mm mobile unique visitors

  • Vox.com – 8.8mm mobile unique visitors
  • ThePoliticalInsider.com – 6mm mobile unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 5mm mobile unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • The Economist Group – 4mm mobile unique visitors

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, June 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 in June 2015.

CNN Politics: 112mm page views

  • HuffPost Politics – 60mm page views 
  • Politico.com – 49mm page views
  • MSNBC TV – 45mm page views
  • Fox News Politics – 41mm page views 
  • Vox.com – 40mm page views
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 39mm page views  

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics’ massive lead in video easily earned it the no. 1 spot again in June. 

CNN Politics: 33mm video starts

  • Young Turks Network – 18mm video starts
  • MSNBC TV – 8mm video starts
  • RealClearPolitics.com – 3mm video starts
  • Voice of America – 2mm video starts 
  • HuffPost Politics – 2mm video starts
  • Vox.com – 1mm video starts

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

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