FOX News Digital finished Q2 2019 with its highest quarter of multi-platform views, securing 4.8 billion views and finishing at number one in the news competitive set, according to Comscore. Also for the quarter, FOX News Digital bested CNN.com in the multi-platform minute category with nearly 11.8 billion minutes spent, compared to CNN.com’s 8.5 billion. The right-wing news network was up 45 per cent versus the second quarter of 2018 in multi-platform minutes while CNN.com only increased eight per cent.
In commenting on the quarterly milestone, FOX News Digital Editor-In-Chief Porter Berry said, “Our platform has proven once again to be the digital destination for breaking news coverage, strong opinion, political analysis and trending entertainment stories. FOX News is unquestionably becoming a leader in the digital space as proven by our number one ranking in the majority of key metrics.”
For the month of June, FOX News Digital also topped the news landscape in multiple categories. FOX News Digital achieved 105 million in monthly unique visitors, in addition to surpassing CNN.com for the fifth consecutive month with 1.7 billion total views. Additionally, June marks the sixth consecutive month that FOX News Digital surpassed 100 million multi-platform uniques, as well as the ninth month in a row of exceeding CNN.com in minutes spent. FOX News Digital also outperformed others in the competitive space in monthly unique visitors for June, including WashingtonPost.com (86.4 million), NYTimes.com (83.2 million) and USAToday.com (69.9 million).
In the competitive set, FOX News was the number one most engaged news brand on social media in Q2 2019 with 131 Million interactions (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), according to Socialbakers. This marks the 20th consecutive quarter that FOX News has been number one in total social interactions, accounting for 31 percent of all social interactions in the second quarter of 2019. Additionally, FOX News drove 25 per cent more interactions than the cable news competition (CNN+MSNBC) combined in Q2 2019. FOX News Instagram interactions were up 24 per cent this quarter versus the prior year and June marked FNC’s most engaging month ever on the social media channel.
Finally, for the seventh month in a row, the Fox News Mobile App surpassed the CNN Mobile App in Unique Visitors, with 7.5 million versus 6.3 million.