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CNN #1 in Digital News; Beats Yahoo News, Buzzfeed

CNN is on a five-month winning streak in multiplatform views (desktop + mobile) and video for September 2015, beating out Yahoo News and Buzzfeed once again.  CNN (84 mm) also narrowed the gap with Yahoo News (90 mm) in multiplatform uniques, and beat all other competitors including Buzzfeed (77 mm).

CNN continued to dominate across social platforms with more fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter than any other news organization.

For the month of September 2015:


Multi-platform Unique Visitors

Behind only Yahoo News (90 mm), CNN beat all other news competitors in multi-platform uniques (desktop + mobile), beating third-place Buzzfeed by nearly 7 mm visitors.

CNN:  84 million unique visitors

CNN is #1 in Multi-platform Views

CNN also secured the top spot for desktop and mobile views, beating second-place Yahoo News by 18% and third-place by 62%.

CNN:  1.6 Billion Views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, September 2015.)

CNN is #1 in Desktop Uniques

CNN claimed the number one rank in uniques, beating Yahoo News by more than 3 million uniques.

CNN:  38 Million Uniques

CNN is #1 in Desktop Page Views

CNN soundly beat all of the competition in desktop page views in September.

CNN:  846 Million Page Views

(Source: comScore Media Metrix, September 2015.)


CNN is #1 in Video Streams

For the fifth month in a row, CNN outperformed all competitors in video streams.  CNN beat Yahoo News by 71 million streams and more than doubled Buzzfeed.

CNN: 238 Million Streams

CNN Video is #1 in Unique Viewers

More people watched video on CNN than any other news site in September.  CNN bested Yahoo News by 38% and more than doubled and Buzzfeed.

CNN:  25 Million Unique Viewers

CNN Video is #1 in Minutes Consumed

People spent more time watching video on CNN than any other news site last month.  CNN doubled the minutes consumed on MSN News and was five times greater than that of and

CNN:  1.7 Billion Minutes

(Source: comScore Video Metrix, September 2015 – Desktop) 


CNN is #1 in Social

CNN continues to beat other news competitors in social mentions, including ABC, CBS, Fox, Huffington Post, MSNBC, NBC, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal and Yahoo!  CNN is the news leader for social with more fans and followers than competitors.

(Sources: Social mentions: Sysomos, 9/01/2015-9/30/2015. Other news organizations include ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, MSCNBC, Huff Post, NYT, WSJ, Yahoo!, NPR, and HLN; Facebook & Twitter API through 10/20/2015. Fans and followers are for flagship accounts across Facebook and Twitter. Twitter includes @CNN and @CNNBRK for CNN data. Social news brands include ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, MSCNBC, Huff Post, NYT, WSJ, Yahoo!, NPR, and HLN; Instagram followers:* Shareablee, 9/30/2015. CNN represents flagship account for Instagram. Other news organizations include Fox, MSCNBC, Huff Post, NYT, WSJ, BBC World News, Yahoo!, NPR, and HLN; YouTube subscribers: Shareablee,9/30/2015. CNN represents flagship account for YouTube.)