July 21st, 2015

CNN Video Tops All Competitors, Posts Highest Month on Record

CNN.com Holds Number One Spot in Digital Video for Two Straight Months

With 212 million video streams in June, CNN.com posted its highest month ever and topped every competitor in the news category.  The two-month winning streak places CNN ahead of Buzzfeed and Yahoo News, making CNN.com the undisputed news leader in digital video.  The wins reflect the network’s heavy investment and prioritization of premium, digital-first video – from CNN Digital Studios’ original series and short films to its global newsgathering efforts.

For the month on June 2015:

CNN.com is #1 in Video Streams

For the second month in a row CNN.com outperformed all competitors in video streams, earning 60mm more than Buzzfeed and 77mm more than Yahoo News.

CNN.com: 212mm streams

·       Buzzfeed – 152mm streams
·       Yahoo News – 136mm streams
·       FoxNews.com – 130mm streams
·       MSN News – 56mm streams
·       NBCNews.com – 50mm streams

CNN.com Video is #1 in Unique Visitors

More people watched video on CNN.com than any other news site in June. CNN bested Yahoo News by 18%, FoxNews.com by 59% and it more than doubled the video audience of NBCNews.com.

CNN.com:  18 mm unique visitors

·       Yahoo News – 15 mm unique visitors
·       Buzzfeed – 14 mm unique visitors
·       FoxNews.com – 11mm unique visitors
·       MSN News – 9mm unique visitors
·       NBCNews.com – 7mm unique visitors

CNN.com Video is #1 in Minutes Consumed

People spent more time watching video on CNN.com than any other news site in June.  CNN.com topped FoxNews.com and more than doubled that of Buzzfeed in consumption time.

CNN.com:  1.2B minutes

·       FoxNews.com – 1.1 B minutes
·       Yahoo News –  861mm minutes
·       MSN News – 539mm minutes
·       Buzzfeed – 495mm minutes
·       NBCNews.com –  263mm minutes

Source: comScore Video Metrix, June 2014-June 2015.