News.com.au Remains Top Dog In Current Events & Global News: Nielsen Online Ratings

News.com.au Remains Top Dog In Current Events & Global News: Nielsen Online Ratings

News.com.au remains in top spot in the online current events & global news category, according to latest research from Nielsen.

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Nielsen Online Ratings reveal News.com.au attracted a unique audience of 3.88 million during August 2015, following a record high audience of 4.1 million in July.

Other websites, including The Guardian and Yahoo!7 News Websites both grew active reach this month.

Top sites ranked by unique audience for ‘Current Events & Global News’ sub-category

Name Unique Audience (000) Page Views Per Person Sessions Per Person Time Per Person (hh:mm:ss)
news.com.au 3,883 63 14.68 01:51:45
smh.com.au 3,443 35 11.12 01:27:52
ABC News Websites 3,060 29 9.62 00:51:56
Daily Mail Australia 2,611 25 8.56 01:05:45
ninemsn News Websites 2,443 20 10.05 00:42:34
The Guardian 2,076 15 5.98 00:31:36
Yahoo!7 News Websites 1,952 16 7.52 00:24:25
The Age 1,904 44 12.60 01:38:52
Herald Sun 1,723 25 9.32 00:53:02
BBC 1,691 25 5.91 00:36:50 

Source: Nielsen Online Ratings, Hybrid data August, 2015.

The same online ratings for August last year shows a few websites switching positions. Back in August 2014, Sydney Morning Herald held the top position with news.com.au trailing behind in second.

Ninemsn News has dropped from third position in 2014, to fifth this year- with ABC News website and Daily Mail Australia overtaking.

Name Unique Audience (000) Page Views Per Person Sessions Per Person Time Per Person (hh:mm:ss)
smh.com.au 3,852 31 8.94 00:54:04
news.com.au 3,673 52 12.70 01:20:23
ninemsn News Websites 3,161 24 10.71 00:39:50
ABC News Websites 2,615 23 8.41 00:36:00
Daily Mail Australia 2,454 17 6.32 00:49:59
Yahoo!7 News Websites 2,102 19 7.43 00:30:44
The Guardian 1,953 16 6.10 00:32:55
The Age 1,909 40 11.38 01:24:26
Herald Sun 1,727 22 8.61 00:40:18
BBC 1,689 25 6.67 00:37:41

Source: Nielsen Online Ratings, Hybrid data August, 2014.