Nielsen digital news rankings for January 2018 revealed that news.com.au (5.4 million) remained the top news entity and grew 2% when compared with the prior year.
In second place were ABC News websites (4.8 million, +11%), which moved up from third place when compared to January 2017, switching places with nine.com.au (4.6 million, +4%), which secured the third spot.
Smh.com.au (3.9 million, -3%) remained in fourth place.
In comparison with January 2017, there were changes in the ranking order for the next six news entity rankings.
Yahoo7 News websites (3.3 million, +25%) moved from seventh to fifth place, followed by Daily Mail (2.6 million, -17%), which dropped from fifth place to sixth place.
The Guardian (2.6 million, -5%), which had previously held sixth place in January 2017, moved back to seventh place.
Next was Herald Sun (2.5 million, +8%), which jumped up from ninth to eighth. Ninth and tenth places were tied by MSN News (2.3 million, +6%), which has previously held eleventh place, and BBC (2.3 million, -4%), which had previous held eighth place.