CNN Politics Extends Streak as #1 Political News Destination to Eighth Straight Month
November 19th, 2015
09:52 AM ET

CNN Politics Extends Streak as #1 Political News Destination to Eighth Straight Month

CNN Politics claimed an eighth straight month as the number one political news destination in October 2015, once again outranking all competitors in multi-platform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multi-platform page views and video starts.

In an impressive display of visitor engagement, CNN Politics also recorded a remarkable 460 million minutes spent on political multi-platform content in October, far surpassing every other competitor.

In the month of October 2015:

CNN Politics: #1 Multi-platform Unique Visitors (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics marked its eighth consecutive month as the dominant leader in the Politics category, recording more than double the number of unique multi-platform visitors than MSNBC and Fox News Politics.

CNN Politics: 23mm unique visitors

  • HuffPost Politics – 20mm unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 11mm unique visitors
  • Yahoo! Politics – 11mm unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 10mm unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 10mm unique visitors

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Mobile Unique Visitors

Once again CNN Politics ranked number one in mobile and had more than double the number of unique mobile visitors as MSNBC and Fox News Politics.

CNN Politics: 13mm mobile unique visitors

  • HuffPost Politics – 12mm mobile unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 7mm mobile unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 5mm mobile unique visitors
  • TheHill.com – 5mm mobile unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 5mm mobile unique visitors

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, October 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multi-platform Minutes Spent

Illustrating a remarkable level of visitor engagement, CNN Politics ranked number one in multi-platform minutes spent on site in October 2015, more than doubling the time spent on MSNBC and nearly seven times more than time spent on Fox News Politics.

CNN Politics: 460mm minutes spent

  • MSNBC TV – 231mm minutes spent
  • Politico.com – 105mm minutes spent
  • HuffPost Politics – 99mm minutes spent
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 68mm minutes spent
  • Fox News Politics – 66mm minutes spent

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, October 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multi-platform Views

Registering a record breaking number of views, CNN Politics saw more than double the number of multi-platform views as second place HuffPost Politics in October 2015.

CNN Politics: 152mm views

  • HuffPost Politics – 75mm views
  • MSNBC TV – 72mm views
  • Politico.com – 71mm views
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 62mm views
  • Fox News Politics – 45mm views

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics video team easily extended their eight-month winning streak to claim the number one spot in video starts again in October 2015.

CNN Politics: 52mm desktop video starts

  • The Young Turks Network – 19mm video starts
  • MSNBC TV – 16mm video starts
  • Bloomberg.com – Politics – 4mm video starts
  • HuffPost Politics – 2mm video starts
  • TheHill.com – 1mm video starts

Source: comScore Video Metrix, October 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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