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TOP SIX NEWS RANKINGS REMAINED CONSISTENT IN JUNE 2017 DIGITAL RATINGS

     – 13.3 million Australians went online for news information
– News.com.au retained top place
– The Age moved into top 10 news entities

Sydney, Australia – 24 July 2017: Latest data released today by Nielsen revealed 13.3 million Australians went online for their news and current affairs information during June 2017 – slightly down when compared with May 2017 results (-2%).

News.com.au retained the top position in Nielsen’s digital news rankings with a unique audience of 5.3 million, and there were no ranking changes to the top six in the news category. News.com.au was followed by nine.com.au (4.7 million), ABC News Websites (4.5 million), smh.com.au (3.8 million), Daily Mail (3.1 million) and The Guardian (2.7 million).

Yahoo!7 reported a unique audience of 2.6 million and jumped from eighth to seventh place in the Nielsen rankings, switching places with BBC who reported a unique audience of 2.3 million for the month of June 2017.

Herald Sun went from tenth to ninth place with a unique audience of 2.3 million and The Age moved into the top ten rankings to 10th place (2.2 million).

TOP 10 BY UNIQUE AUDIENCE, CURRENT EVENTS & GLOBAL NEWS SUBCATEGORY, JUNE 2017

Name

Unique Audience (000)

Sessions Per Person

Time Per Person (HH:MM:SS)

Page Views Per Person

news.com.au

5,302

14

01:01:41

49

nine.com.au

4,682

12

01:09:32

37

ABC News Websites

4,495

9

00:27:22

23

smh.com.au

3,750

12

00:47:10

32

Daily Mail Australia

3,058

11

00:32:57

20

The Guardian

2,711

12

00:35:17

16

Yahoo7 News Websites

2,572

9

00:17:45

14

BBC

2,340

17

00:58:47

26

Herald Sun

2,291

10

00:31:05

19

The Age

2,211

13

00:51:39

36

Source: Nielsen Digital Ratings (Monthly) June 2017

REMINDER: Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (Daily Ratings) will be launched in market tomorrow morning – Tuesday July 25, 2017.

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Nielsen
Eleanor Saxton
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E: eleanor.saxton@nielsen.com

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