7News.com.au debuts at #5 in first Nielsen news rankings appearance

• Nielsen released its June 2019 Nielsen Digital Content Ratings tagged data.

Sports fans busy online during June 

The latest insights revealed that the Cricket World Cup (Match 8 and 9) and State of Origin (Game 1) which were all aired on 5 June 2019, resulted in the number of Australians accessing sports content online increasing by +44% when compared to the previous four Wednesdays.

Along with audience, engagement across sports-related content on mobile devices saw an increase of +93%.

Nielsen Social Content Ratings also showed that Australian social media engagement for TV content increased by +367% on 5 June 2019 when compared to an average of the previous four Wednesdays. Seventy-five per cent of total social media interactions on this date was driven by State of Origin.

Seven crashes into news top 10

In June 2019, news.com.au was the top news entity with another unique audience over 10 million.

It was followed by ABC News Websites (8.8 million) and nine.com.au (8.1million) in third place.

smh.com.au (7.9 million) was ranked in fourth position, followed by 7News.com.au (5.5 million) and The Guardian (4.5 million) in sixth place.

Seven pointed out its new digital destination ranked above many long-established news brands, including the Daily Mail, The Age, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Australian.

In seventh position was Daily Mail Australia (4.3 million), followed by Australian Community Media Network (3.7 million), previously known as Fairfax Digital Regional Network.

Next was The Age (3.5 million) and Yahoo! (3.3 million) in 10th place.

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