NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOXNews.com outpaced CNN.com in the number of page views for the first time ever with 1.43 billion multi-platform total views in January, outperforming CNN.com by 21 million views, according to comScore in addition to beating NewYorkTimes.com and the WashingtonPost.com. FOXNews.com experienced a 20% increase from the prior month while CNN.com only increased 15% to 1.4 billion views over the same time period. With 90 million unique users in January, Foxnews.com also surpassed the New York Times as the third biggest online news destination, after CNN and The Washington Post.
In commenting on the network’s accomplishment, FOX News Channel’s president of news Jay Wallace said, “FOXNews.com has reached new heights with its digital presence by setting records in time spent on our digital platform to engage our viewers online. We have always had the most loyal audience and are now pleased to say we have the most engaged online viewership as well. Congratulations to our dedicated team for overtaking CNN.com, despite their massive head start in digital, just as FNC surpassed CNN’s on TV more than 16 years ago.”
Additionally, FOXNews.com’s multi-platform total views are up 22% year-over year. In the news competitive set, FOXNews.com was also the number one brand in engagement with 2.5 billion in total minutes. The site was up nearly 10% from the previous month in total minutes. FOXNews.com was the only publisher in the top four that experienced positive growth in multi-platform unique audience year-over-year.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for 16 years and according to Suffolk University/USA Today and Gallup/Knight Foundation polling, is both the most trusted television news outlet and the most independent information source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.