CNN Politics: #1 for 16 Months Straight
July 21st, 2016
03:08 PM ET

CNN Politics: #1 for 16 Months Straight

More Video Starts Than Fox News Politics & MSNBC Combined

June 2016 marked the 16th straight month of CNN Politics winning streak online. The network topped all competitors by triple-digit percentages, and saw more video starts than Fox News Politics and MSNBC combined.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors

Doubling the traffic of nearly every other outlet, CNN Politics attracted an audience of 39 million unique visitors across platforms in June 2016 beating second place HuffPost Politics by 19 mm visitors.

39 mm: CNN Politics

  • 19 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 18 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14.0 mm: Politico.com
  • 13.8 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 9 mm: The Hill

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, June 2015 – June 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

#1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics topped every category competitor for the month with 77 million video starts in June —more than the combined total of MSNBC, Fox News Politics and TYT Network.

77 mm: CNN Politics

  • 25 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 22.4 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 22.1 mm: TYT Network
  • 8 mm: Politico.com
  • 7 mm: Bloomberg.com – Politics

Source: comScore Video Metrix, June 2015 – June 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. Video is desktop only.

#1 in Multiplatform Views

More than doubling the views of every other outlet, CNN Politics earned 267 million multiplatform views in June. CNN posted gains of 139% from the prior year while Fox News Politics dropped 21% from the month prior.

267 mm: CNN Politics

  • 115 mm: Politico.com
  • 92 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 79 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 77 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 67 mm: RealClearPolitics.com

Source: comScore Multi-Platform, June 2015 – June 2016; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

#1 in Minutes

For the month of June, audiences spent more time consuming CNN Politics content than that of any other political news outlet. In fact, users interacted with CNN Politics twice as long as MSNBC and Fox News Politics.

667 mm: CNN Politics

  • 335 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 304 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 181 mm: Politico.com
  • 75 mm: Salon.com
  • 71 mm: HuffPost Politics

Source: comScore Multi-Platform, June 2015 – June 2016; Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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