FOX News Digital finished the month of August reaching over 1.7 billion multiplatform views (up five percent YOY) and finishing at number one in the news competitive set for the seventh consecutive month, according to Comscore*. FOX News Digital also bested CNN.com in the multi-platform minute category for the eleventh month in a row with 3.9 billion minutes spent, up more than 30 per cent from last year, compared to CNN.com’s 3 billion which only increased 17 per cent year-over-year.
In commenting on the milestone, FOX News Digital Editor-In-Chief Porter Berry said, “We are laser focused on offering our audience an integrated FOX News experience, from providing our digital fans with the best content from our linear platforms to providing our television audience with original digital reporting. Our continued number one ranking in key metrics proves that FOXNews.com is the destination for daily news stories, investigative journalism, cutting edge opinion and entertainment coverage.”
Throughout the month of August, FOX News Digital outperformed competitors in unique visitors, including WashingtonPost.com (92,235,000), NYTimes.com (82,523,000) and NBCNews.com (74,717,000).
For the 60th month in a row, FOX News continued to be the number one most engaged news brand on social media in August with over 38 million interactions (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), according to Socialbakers. On Instagram, August marks the 40th consecutive month that FOX News has been the number one most engaged news entity, with engagement up 23 percent compared to last year.
Finally, for the ninth month in a row, the Fox News Mobile App surpassed the CNN Mobile App in Unique Visitors, with 7.4 million versus 6.9 million.