December 2017 digital news rankings released today by Nielsen revealed that news.com.au (5.6 million) remained the top news entity and grew seven per cent when compared with the same time last year year.
In second place was ABC News Websites (4.5 million, up eight per cent), who moved up from third when compared to December 2016, switching places with nine.com.au (4.4 million, up 3.3 per cent) who secured the third spot. Smh.com.au (3.8 million, up four per cent) remained in fourth place.
In comparison with December 2016, there were changes in the ranking order for the next six news entity rankings. Yahoo7 News Websites (3.0 million, up 21 per cent) moved from seventh to fifth place, followed by Herald Sun (2.4 million, up nine per cent), which jumped from ninth place to sixth place.
Daily Mail Australia (2.3 million, down 14 per cent) which had previously held fifth place in December 2016, moved back to seventh place. Next was The Guardian (2.2 million, down 13 per cent) which dropped from sixth to eighth and BBC (2.2 million, down 10 per cent) which moved into ninth place from eighth place. Lastly was MSN News (2.1 million, up six per cent) which moved into the top 10.