News.Com.Au Once Again On Top, SMH Just Behind

girl with a laptop sitting on newspapers
SHARE
THIS



February saw a spike in unique audiences to broadcasters’ websites, following a raft of new programming and the start of the 2015 TV ratings season.

Latest Nielsen Online Ratings figures for February 2015 show 9jumpin’s website increased unique audience by 102% compared to the prior month, bringing their total unique audience to 1.4 million.

Other notable increases in website unique audiences for broadcasters are Yahoo!7 TV, up 46% to reach a unique audience of 1,070,000, while Foxtel (+28%) and tenplay (+28%) also recorded strong growth.

Commenting on the results, Monique Perry, head of media at Nielsen, said: “With the start of the new TV ratings season and increases in new programming, the commercial TV networks have been successful in driving incremental unique audiences to their online portals. More and more we’re seeing audiences look online to complement their offline viewing and continue their engagement.”

Current Events & Global News rankings remained stable during February, with no change in the top five rankings by unique audience, (see chart below). The top 10 comprised the same sites as January 2015 and there was only one shift in the rankings with the Herald Sun inching ahead of The Daily Telegraph to take ninth place. Just outside of the top 10, The Australian grew its unique audience by 21% in February compared to January, moving up one place to 14th position.

“Despite the shorter month, we saw a slight increase in unique audiences to the overall Current Events & Global News category,” added Perry.

TABLE 1. TOP SITES RANKED BY UNIQUE AUDIENCE FOR NEWS

Name Unique Audience (000) Page Views Per Person Sessions Per Person Time Per Person (hh:mm:ss)
news.com.au 3,578 64 13.28 01:41:54
smh.com.au 3,416 35 10.68 01:07:18
ABC News Websites 2,887 31 9.98 00:50:28
Daily Mail Australia 2,464 22 7.92 01:04:49
ninemsn News Websites 2,227 23 10.12 00:44:12
Yahoo!7 News Websites 2,023 18 6.62 00:30:50
The Guardian 2,018 15 5.57 00:35:41
The Age 1,828 42 12.33 01:28:50
Herald Sun 1,787 19 8.25 00:36:57
The Daily Telegraph 1,776 17 7.51 00:35:14

Source: Nielsen Online Ratings, Hybrid data February, 2015

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Apple Revists Muhammad Ali’s ‘I Am the Greatest’ Speech In New Ad For The X
  • Campaigns

Apple Revists Muhammad Ali’s ‘I Am the Greatest’ Speech In New Ad For The X

Apple has gone for a simple but highly effective campaign to promote the selfie taking ability of its new iPhone X, employing boxing great Muhammad Ali’s famous 1963 “I Am The Greatest” speech. The ad shows simple selfie photos taken by the phone as Ali’s hubris plays over the top. Ironically, the ad plays on the narcissism of […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Comexposium Takes Over NZ Partner MTS To Become Largest Trans-Tasman Events Group
  • Marketing

Comexposium Takes Over NZ Partner MTS To Become Largest Trans-Tasman Events Group

Marketing events group Comexposium has absorbed its New Zealand joint venture partner MTS to deliver an expanded event solutions business across the Trans-Tasman. The deal will see Ryf Quail (pictured above) return to Sydney to lead Comexposium Australian and Kiwi team, while his current MTS team remains in place as Comexposium employees. While the business […]

Eyeota Kick-Starts 2018 With $15.6 Million In Additional Funding
  • Marketing

Eyeota Kick-Starts 2018 With $15.6 Million In Additional Funding

Audience data provider Eyeota has announced a $15.6 million Series B capital raise to spearhead additional growth in 2018. The company was founded simultaneously in Singapore, Australia and Europe in 2010, and has remained independent and enjoyed strong growth locally, as well as launching into the US. Peter Hunter (pictured above), Eyeota’s general manager for […]

Poem Wins Four New Clients
  • Marketing

Poem Wins Four New Clients

Sydney-based PR and social agency Poem has announced it has won four new clients following another strong year of growth. The four clients are Property NSW (The Rocks and Darling Harbour), Fantastic Furniture, Ovolo Hotels and Purpose (a conference on purpose-driven business). Poem co-founder Matt Holmes said: “We’ve hit a nerve with clients who are […]

Facebook Makes Another News Feed Change
  • Media

Facebook Makes Another News Feed Change

Social media behemoth Facebook has announced its second major update for News Feed to make sure the news people see, while less overall, is high quality. This week, Facebook announced that the platform will launch a small test in the US focused on prioritising news from publishers that users find trustworthy. Facebook is also exploring ways […]

Attention! B&T’s Inaugural Bootcamp Launches!
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology

Attention! B&T’s Inaugural Bootcamp Launches!

B&T announces its new industry bootcamp! And, if you're like us & didn't know anything about it, all's revealed here.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Domain Boss Antony Catalano Exits
  • Media

Domain Boss Antony Catalano Exits

Mystery surrounds Domain boss's surprise exit, although the Mystery Machine nor a talking dog not spotted at Fairfax.

PHOTOPLAY Offers A Ghost Train Ride Like No Other At Sydney Festival
  • Media

PHOTOPLAY Offers A Ghost Train Ride Like No Other At Sydney Festival

Jasmin Tarasin, director at boutique production company PHOTOPLAY, is inviting invites audiences to take a trip through the inner-workings of the mind in ‘Ghost Train’, her latest multi-sensory VR project set to feature at this year’s Sydney Festival. Working in collaboration with musician and co-creative director Jonnine Standish, Tarasin’s uniquely immersive ‘Ghost Train’ is a […]

March One To Rebrand Fundraising Institute Australia
  • Marketing

March One To Rebrand Fundraising Institute Australia

Independent advertising and branding agency March One has been appointed to oversee the rebrand and repositioning of Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA). FIA is the national peak body representing professional fundraising in Australia. It was established to advance advocacy and professional standards, and has identified the need to better promote its role as the industry self-regulator, […]

Victorian Government Launches VR Bushfire Experience Via The Fuel Agency
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns
  • Technology

Victorian Government Launches VR Bushfire Experience Via The Fuel Agency

As part of its summer fire campaign, the Victorian government has launched a virtual reality (VR) bushfire experience and content series via The Fuel Agency. The VR experience places the user in the midst of a large bushfire, and is designed to encourage people to leave early on high-risk days before it’s too late. The […]

Local Ad Tech Company VeNA Partners With RugbyPass
  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Technology

Local Ad Tech Company VeNA Partners With RugbyPass

ad tech company VeNA has signed an exclusive reseller partnership covering Australia and New Zealand with digital rugby network RugbyPass. Across Asia and parts of Europe, RugbyPass is the exclusive digital rights holder and over-the-top broadcaster for live rugby, including the Super Rugby, the Rugby Championship and autumn internationals, the Six Nations, the Aviva Premiership, […]