FBDC Web Ratings Roundup: National News Sites

We already took a look at the web traffic numbers for DC publications for the month of January. Now we bring you January’s comScore numbers for the top 15 national news websites. A few notes on reading the chart. The list below includes individual websites as well as networks of websites in bold. For example, CNN.com is ranked 7th, while the CNN network, which includes CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, etc, is ranked 2nd. And for some sites, we were unable to obtain the pageview numbers.

Uniques (in millions)Page Views (in millions)
1Yahoo-ABC News Network772,451
2CNN Network651,625
3Yahoo News631,109
4Huffington Post611,266
5Gannet Sites561,217
6NBC News Digital51717
8CBS News Sites33475
9Fox News Digital Network29846
10New York Times Digital28446
13Tribune Newspapers25          n/a
14MSN News23          n/a
Mail Online23          n/a
Hearst Newspapers18          n/a

The takeaways: 1) Yahoo News is pulling all the weight in the ABC-Yahoo relationship when it comes to the web. The Yahoo-ABC network of sites got 77 million unique visitors in January, thanks mostly to news.yahoo.com. ABCNews.com got only 18 million by itself. 2) NBC is the top broadcaster online, with NBCNews.com pulling in more visitors than ABCNews.com and CBSNews.com combined. 3) Fox News visitors read a lot of Fox News! The Fox News Network and the New York Times Network have almost the same unique visitors, but Fox has nearly twice as many pageviews.
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