CNN was the #1 Digital News destination in June 2019 Best month on record in multi-platform & mobile unique visitors

image-inpost-CNN-#1 Digital Destination in June 2019 - MediaBriefJune 2019 marked yet another month for CNN ranking as the #1 digital news outlet in key categories, topping all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform video starts (May), millennial unique visitors, social audience and political unique visitors.

This past month also marked the largest month on record for CNN for multiplatform and mobile unique visitors, besting the previous best month on record – May 2019. It was also CNN’s fourth consecutive month of growth.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM VISITORS
CNN’s audience size for June 2019 topped all competitors with 138 million unique multiplatform visitors domestically, 30 million more unique visitors than second place Fox News. June 2019 also marked CNN’s 25th month in a row of an audience of more than 100 million unique visitors.

CNN.COM*: 138 Million Multiplatform Unique Visitors
• FoxNews.com – 108 million unique visitors
• WashingtonPost.com – 94 million unique visitors
• The New York Times Brand – 92 million unique visitors
• USAToday.com – 76 million unique visitors
• DailyMail.co.uk – 75 million unique visitors

Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Custom-Defined List, Total Digital Audience – Desktop Persons 2+ and Total Mobile Persons 13+, June 2019, U.S. Based on CNN.com entity compared to a custom list of single brand competitors that are also in the News/Information Category. CNN Brand entity used prior to October 2018. Biggest month ever claim is based on Persons 18+ prior to January 2017 and Persons 13+ after.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM VIDEO STARTS
CNN continued its long streak at #1 in video with 483 million multiplatform video starts in May, making it the 49th straight month on top.

CNN.COM*: 483 Million Multiplatform Video Starts
• Yahoo News – 255 million video starts
• FoxNews.com – 237 million video starts
• DailyMail.co.uk – 165 million video starts
• MSN News – 141 million video starts
• ABCNews.com Sites – 123 million video starts

Source: Comscore Video Metrix®, Custom-Defined List, Total Audience – Desktop Persons 2+ and Total Mobile Persons 18+ and OTT Persons 2+, May 2019, U.S. Based on CNN.com entity compared to a custom list of single brand competitors that are also in the News/Information Category. CNN Brand entity used prior to October 2018. (May data is the most current available)

#1 IN MOBILE UNIQUE VISITORS
CNN saw its largest mobile audience on record in June 2019 with 122 million mobile unique visitors – 27 million more mobile users than second-place Fox News and 40 million more than third-place Washington Post.

CNN.COM*: 122 Million Mobile Unique Visitors
• FoxNews.com – 94 million unique visitors
• WashingtonPost.com – 81 million unique visitors
• The New York Times Brand – 80 million unique visitors
• DailyMail.co.uk – 71 million unique visitors
• NBCNews.com* – 67 million unique visitors

Source: Comscore Mobile Metrix®, Custom-Defined List, Total Mobile Persons 13+, June 2019, U.S. Based on CNN.com entity compared to a custom list of single brand competitors that are also in the News/Information Category. CNN Brand entity used prior to October 2018. Biggest month ever claim is based on Persons 18+ prior to January 2017 and Persons 13+ after.

#1 IN MILLENNIAL REACH
Demonstrating a continued resonance with younger audiences, CNN also ranked as the #1 news outlet in Millennial unique multiplatform visitors (between the ages of 18-34) with 35 million in June 2019.

CNN.COM*: 35 Million Millennial Unique Multiplatform Visitors
• DailyMail.co.uk – 32 million millennial unique visitors
• WashingtonPost.com – 24 million millennial unique visitors
• The New York Times Brand – 23 million millennial unique visitors
• FoxNews.com – 21 million millennial unique visitors
• NBCNews.com*– 18 million millennial unique visitors

Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Custom-Defined List, Digital Audience Persons 18-34, June 2019, U.S. Based on CNN.com entity compared to a custom list of single brand competitors in the News/Information Category. CNN Brand entity used prior to October 2018.

#1 POLITICAL NEWS SOURCE
Heading into CNN’s 2020 Democratic Debates later this month, CNN continued to retain the #1 online political news destination ranking with 49 million multiplatform unique visitors, 43 million mobile unique visitors and 59 million desktop video starts. CNN Politics has remained the #1 online political news outlet since June of 2015 when the first person declared their candidacy for president in the 2016 race.

CNN Politics: 49 Million Multiplatform Unique Visitors
• TheHill.com – 32 million unique visitors
• Politico – 26.4 million unique visitors
• Fox News Politics – 26.2 million unique visitors
• NBCNews.com Politics – 12.5 million unique visitors
• MSNBC TV – 12.0 million unique visitors

Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, New/Information – Politics, Total Digital Audience – Desktop 2+ and Total Mobile 13+, June 2019, U.S.; Comscore Video Metrix®, CNN Politics, Total Audience – Desktop 2+, June 2019, U.S. CNN Politics has been #1 in the competitive rank in video and multiplatform views since June of 2015. #1 claim is based on Persons 18+ prior to January 2017 and Persons 13+ after.

#1 SOCIAL MEDIA IN JUNE
CNN has ranked as the number one social news outlet in the US with more fans and followers than any other competitor.
• #1 U.S. news brand on Facebook with 48.8 million Facebook fans across CNN’s main accounts
• #1 most followed news brand on Twitter with 97.4 million followers across CNN’s main accounts
o @CNNBRK alone had 11.8 million more Twitter followers than the leading competitive flagship account (The New York Times – 43.6 mm followers) and 36.9 million more than Fox News (18.5 mm followers)
• #1 most followed US news brand on Instagram with 7.7 million followers

Sources: Shareablee, June 2019. Brands included in comparison are CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The New York Times, HuffPost, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC News(UK), BuzzFeed, ABC News, NPR, Mashable, The Daily Mail, NowThis, AJ+, Al Jazeera English, NBC News, CBS News, HLN, and Yahoo News. Facebook main accounts for CNN are CNN and CNN International. Twitter main accounts for CNN are @CNN and @CNNBRK. Instagram for CNN includes flagship account only

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