CNN Politics Celebrates 4th Straight Month of Online Success

Political news website sees double digit growth in June.

CNN Politics continues to dominate the political news landscape, as the website claims to have “outperformed all competitors” for the 4th month in a row.

According to the network going off of comScore data, the month of June saw CNN Politics strengthen its lead over other online sources of political news in multiplatform unique visitors, views and video starts  — including Vox.com, HuffPost Politics, Fox News Politics and Politico.com —  as well as enjoying double digit growth across the board.

Since becoming the top political news site for digital traffic in March, the website surpassed all others for mobile unique visitors in May and maintained its position in June.

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The network attributes their June victories in part to their coverage of several key stories, including the Supreme Court’s historic decisions on marriage equality and the Affordable Healthcare Act. Remember this call the network scored on TV? Bet these online video views didn’t hurt their numbers for the month.

Below is a portion of the release, citing data from comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix:

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Uniques (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics outperformed all competitors in the Politics category in June, besting its own May record by 35% and doubling the unique visitors to Politico.com and Fox News.   

CNN Politics: 18mm unique visitors 

  • Vox.com – 15mm unique visitors
  • HuffPost Politics – 11mm unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 9mm unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 9mm unique visitors
  • ThePoliticalInsider.com.com – 8mm unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 7mm unique visitors

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Mobile Unique Visitors

Taking the top spot from Vox.com for the second month in a row, CNN Politics registered 9.3 million mobile unique visitors for the month. 

CNN Politics: 9.3 mm mobile unique visitors
  • Vox.com – 8.8mm mobile unique visitors
  • ThePoliticalInsider.com – 6mm mobile unique visitors
  • Politico.com – 5mm mobile unique visitors
  • Fox News Politics – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • MSNBC TV – 4mm mobile unique visitors
  • The Economist Group – 4mm mobile unique visitors

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

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

Far outpacing all competitors, CNN Politics registered more multiplatform views than any other political news outlet in June 2015.

CNN Politics: 112mm page views
  • HuffPost Politics – 60mm page views
  • Politico.com – 49mm page views
  • MSNBC TV – 45mm page views
  • Fox News Politics – 41mm page views 
  • Vox.com – 40mm page views
  • Newsmax.com Sites – 39mm page views 

Sources: comScore Mobile Media Metrix, June 2015; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics’ massive lead in video easily earned it the no. 1 spot again in June. 

CNN Politics: 33mm video starts
  • Young Turks Network – 18mm video starts
  • MSNBC TV – 8mm video starts
  • RealClearPolitics.com – 3mm video starts
  • Voice of America – 2mm video starts 
  • HuffPost Politics – 2mm video starts
  • Vox.com – 1mm video starts

Source: comScore Video Metrix, June 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Ranker.