CNN Digital Tops All Competitors, Sets Traffic Records for June 2016
July 20th, 2016
03:18 PM ET

CNN Digital Tops All Competitors, Sets Traffic Records for June 2016

14th Straight Month as #1 in Digital Video

CNN Digital reached a record high number of visitors in June 2016, outpacing all news and information competitors with more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform views, video starts and consumption time than any other news outlet. June also marked the network’s 14th straight month as the number one source for digital news video.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS
CNN welcomed a record-breaking 116 million unique visitors in June, besting every other outlet and maintaining its number one rank. CNN topped second place Yahoo News by 16 million visitors across platforms and third place BuzzFeed.com by 38 million.

CNN: 116 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 100 million uniques
  • BuzzFeed.com – 78 million uniques
  • The New York Times – 75 million uniques
  • HuffingtonPost.com – 74 million uniques
  • WashingtonPost.com – 71 million uniques

Source: comScore MultiPlatform based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016

#1 IN MOBILE UNIQUE VISITORS
CNN saw 88 million unique visitors on mobile devices in June — a record setting month, and a 78% increase from the year prior and 18% more than second place Yahoo News.

CNN: 88 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 75 million uniques
  • BuzzFeed.com – 65 million uniques
  • The New York Times – 59.4 million uniques
  • HuffingtonPost.com – 58.5 million uniques
  • WashingtonPost.com – 56 million uniques

Source: comScore mobile metrix based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM VIEWS
With nearly a half billion more multiplatform views than its nearest competitor, CNN registered an impressive 1.9 billion views in June 2016.

CNN: 1.9 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.4 billion views
  • FoxNews.com – 1.1 billion views
  • WashingtonPost.com – 945 million views
  • The New York Times – 905 million views
  • MSN News – 715 million views

Source: comScore MultiPlatform based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM TIME SPENT
Across desktop and mobile devices, visitors spent more time consuming CNN content than that of any other news organization – 3.8 billion minutes last month.

CNN: 3.8 Billion minutes spent

  • FoxNews.com – 3.3 billion time spent
  • Yahoo News – 2.5 billion time spent
  • BuzzFeed.com – 1.6 billion time spent
  • The New York Times – 1.4 billion time spent
  • BBC News – 1.3 billion time spent

Source: comScore MultiPlatform based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016

#1 IN MOBILE TIME SPENT
CNN mobile users spent a record-breaking 1.4 billion minutes consuming content in June, 13% more than second place BBC News.

CNN: 1.4 Billion Minutes

  • BBC News – 1.2 billion minutes
  • BuzzFeed.com – 1.12 billion minutes
  • Yahoo News – 1.10 billion minutes
  • FoxNews.com – 921 million minutes
  • The New York Times – 869 million minutes

Source: comScore mobile metrix based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016

#1 VIDEO STARTS
The clear and undisputed leader in news video, CNN once again beat all news competitors in video starts with 292 million video starts in June — nearly double that of the nearest competitor Yahoo News.

CNN: 292 Million Starts

  • Yahoo News – 154 million starts
  • FoxNews.com – 152 million starts
  • BuzzFeed.com – 103 million starts
  • MSN News – 69 million starts
  • Dailymail.co.uk – 56 million starts

Source: comScore Video Metrix based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016. Video data is desktop only

#1 VIDEO TIME CONSUMED
Audiences spent an incredible 2 billion minutes consuming CNN video in June, a 40% jump from the year prior.

CNN: 2.0 Billion Minutes

  • FoxNews.com – 1.5 billion minutes
  • Yahoo News – 877 million minutes
  • MSN News – 829 million minutes
  • CBSNews.com – 392 million minutes
  • BuzzFeed.com –256 million minutes

Source: comScore Video Metrix based on CNN Brand entity — June 2016. Video data is desktop only

#1 SOCIAL MEDIA
CNN again ranked as the number one social news outlet in the world, with more mentions, fans and followers than any other competitor.

#1 mentioned news brand across social platforms
#1 news brand on Facebook with 22 million Facebook fans
#1 most followed news brand on Twitter with 66 million across CNN’s main accounts
#1 most followed news brand on Instagram with 2.1 million followers

Sources: Social Mentions: Sysomos, 6/30/2016. Brand comparisons for social mentions include ABC News, Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, msnbc, Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, NPR and HLN; Social comparisons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Shareablee, 6/30/2016. Brands included in comparison are ABC News, BBC World News, Buzzfeed, CBS News, Daily Mail, Fox News, Mashable, MSNBC, NBC, NowThis, NPR, Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, VICE, and VICE News. CNN Facebook number includes CNN Facebook flagship account only. Twitter for CNN includes @CNN and @CNNBRK. Instagram for CNN includes flagship account only.

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