BBC has been referred to as one of the most “trusted” news brands among Americans.
Now, according to May 2018 data from comScore, it’s also the fastest growing online news service out of the top 20 performing news sites in the U.S.
According to comScore multiplatform data from May 2018, unique visitors to BBC sites have grown more than +50 percent year over year, more than the N.Y. Post Network (+49 percent), tronc (+25), Hearst Newspapers (+21 percent) and CNN Brand (+19) to name a few.
|U.S. Multiplatform : Total Digital Population : Total Unique Visitors/Viewers (000)||May-2017||May-2018||% Change|
|The Weather Company||111,091||126,918||+14|
|USA TODAY Network||110,983||123,835||+12|
|NBC News Digital||113,127||118,637||+5|
|Time (w/ history)||46,922||48,532||+3|
|Fox News Digital Network||85,572||87,898||+3|
|New York Times Digital||94,240||93,005||-1|
|Mail Online / Daily Mail||62,061||48,688||-22|
|Yahoo-HuffPost News Network||142,934||N/A|
|ABC News Digital||77,311|
“We are delighted the latest comScore data shows that the BBC is the fastest growing news site in America,” said BBC Global News chief Jim Egan. “This is a reflection of our enduring commitment to bringing audiences high-quality, nonpartisan coverage of news from around the world.”
BBC sites have also grown +17 percent in just the last three months (February – May 2018), and BBC sites rank No. 14 overall in unique visitors among the top 25 news and information outlets the U.S.
CNN Network was the No. 1 U.S. news and information site for May 2018, with more than 144 million total unique visitors/viewers.
Top 25 News and Information Sites, By Unique Visitors (May 2018)
2 Yahoo-HuffPost News
3 The Weather Company
4 USA TODAY Network
5 NBC News Digital
6 CBS News
7 New York Times Digital
8 Fox News Digital Network
10 Insider Inc.
11 ABC News Digital
14 BBC Sites
15 NYPost Network
16 AccuWeather Sites
17 Mail Online / Daily Mail
19 Tribune Media
20 Hearst Newspapers
21 Advance Local
23 MSN News
24 The Guardian
25 Sinclair Broadcast Group
*Three month trend compares Feb 18 to May 18
Source: comScore MMX Multi-Platform, United States, Desktop 2+ and Mobile 18+, News/Information Category