tops Nielsen’s news rankings

Nine of the top 10 sites reported growth

Nielsen released data for news websites earlier last week.

News sites saw positive results during October, with nine of the top 10 sites ranked by unique audience reporting growth. retained the top position in Nielsen’s digital rankings with a unique audience of 5.5 million.

ABC News lifted to second place with a sizeable unique audience increase of 15% to reach 4.6 million and ranked third with a unique audience of 4.5 million, a 7% increase. moved to fourth place with a unique audience of 4.2 million (+3%).

Daily Mail Australia and Yahoo7 news retained their 5th and 6th positions in the rankings with increases of 8% and 14% respectively. The Herald Sun jumped to 7th place overall with a 17% increase.

The Guardian moved to 8th place in the rankings during October and The Age to 9th. BBC moved back into the rankings in 10th place.


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