FOX News Digital Delivers Record Month in Multiplatform Views, Surpassing CNN.com for Ninth Consecutive Month
FOX News Digital finished the month of October delivering its largest month of multiplatform views to date, and notching its ninth consecutive month dominating CNN.com in total views and 13th straight month outpacing CNN.com in total minutes, according to Comscore.* FOX News Digital secured 1.9 billion multi-platform views, (a 24 percent increase from October 2018) and 4.1 billion total minutes (a 10% increase from October 2018). FOX News Digital also finished at number one in the news competitive set, outpacing CNN.com (1.8 billion/3.4 billion), NYTimes.com (1.2 billion/1.1 billion) and WashingtonPost.com (468 million/1.2 billion) in total views and total minutes.
In commenting on the performance increases across the month of October, FOX News Digital Editor-In-Chief Porter Berry said, “FOXNews.com continues to dominate in the digital landscape. Our digital reporting platform has become a one-stop shop for providing our television audience with the very best original content they have come to expect from our brand, and the numbers prove it.”
The month of October also saw FOX News Digital deliver approximately 102 million multiplatform unique visitors among the 18+ demographic and 105 million in the 13+ news set, making October the eighth month in the calendar year with over 100 million multiplatform unique visitors while CNN.com decreased 4% month over month in multiplatform unique visitors. The strong performance also helped drive FOX News Digital among the top news brands in the country ahead of Washington Post, New York Times and USAToday.com in key measures like unique visitors, total views, and total minutes.
For the 62nd month in a row, FOX News continued to be the number one most-engaged news brand on social media in October with over 48 million interactions (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), according to Socialbakers.*** October also marked the highest month ever of Instagram interactions, up 8 percent from September 2019 and marked the 42nd consecutive month that FOX News has been the number one most engaged news entity, delivering a 64 percent increase compared to last year.
Finally, for the 11th month in a row, the Fox News Mobile App surpassed the CNN Mobile App in Unique Visitors, with 7.8 million versus CNN’s 6.8 million.****
Following FOX Business’ brand refresh, FOXBusiness.com saw 91 million multiplatform views, up 34 percent compared to October 2018 and a 32 percent increase since September 2019. Additionally, FoxBusiness.com hit records across the board, reaching its highest month ever for multiplatform unique visitors (18 million), multiplatform total views (91 million), and multiplatform total minutes (164 million).*****
OCTOBER 2019 FOX NEWS DIGITAL VS. CNN.COM
Multi-Platform Total Views
FOX News Digital – 1,890,000,000 (up 24 percent vs. October 2018)
CNN.com – 1,796,000,000 (up 14 percent vs. October 2018)
Multi-Platform Total Minutes
FOX News Digital – 4,148,000,000 (up 10 percent vs. October 2018)
CNN.com – 3,405,000,000 (up 15 percent vs. October 2018)
Multi-Platform Total Unique Visitors
FOX News Digital – 101,804,000 (up 10 percent vs. October 2018)
CNN.com – 125,060,000 (up 6 percent vs. October 2018)
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 17 consecutive years, while FBN has ranked as the number one business channel for the past two years. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.
*Source: Comscore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Total Digital Audience, Custom-Defined List including CNN.com, NBCNews.com, ABCNews.com, CBSNews.com, Fox News Digital Network, WashingtonPost.com, NYTimes.com, HuffPost U.S., Wall Street Journal Online, Reuters.com, and USAToday.com, October 2019, U.S.
**Source: Comscore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Total Digital Audience, Custom-Defined List including CNN.com, NBCNews.com, ABCNews.com, CBSNews.com, Fox News Digital Network, WashingtonPost.com, NYTimes.com, HuffPost U.S., Wall Street Journal Online, Reuters.com, and USAToday.com, October 2019, U.S.
****Source: Comscore Mobile Metrix, Mobile App Only, [FOX News Mobile App and CNN Mobile App], October 2019, U.S.
*****Source: Comscore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Total Digital Audience, Custom-DefinedList including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, CNBC.com, Wall Street Journal Online, Bloomberg.com, Forbes.com, CNN Business, MarketWatch, FoxBusiness.com, Motley Fool, USA TODAY Money, TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur.com, HuffPost Business, October 2019, U.S.