The October 2017 digital news rankings released by Nielsen revealed there was no change to the top four news entities when compared with the prior month.
News.com.au (5.9m, -3%) was followed by ABC News Websites (4.9m, -5%), nine.com.au (4.6m, +6%) and smh.com.au (4.3m,+10%).
In comparison with September 2017, there was some movement in the ranking order for the next six news rankings. The Guardian (2.8m, +7%) jumped from eighth to fifth place, followed by Daily Mail Australia (2.8m, +2%), which remained in sixth place. Yahoo7 news websites (2.8m, -9%) moved back to the previously held seventh place from fifth place in September, followed by The Daily Telegraph (2.5m, +13%), which jumped from tenth place to eighth place.
Next was the Herald Sun (2.5m, -9%), which dropped from seventh to ninth and BBC (2.3m, +3%), which moved into tenth place from ninth place.