ABC holds top spot in Nielsen’s digital ranking while 7News continues to climb

ABC News Websites has kept its top spot in the Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR) for a second month after taking the spot from for the first time in January.

In further shake-ups, 7News leapt to the third spot for the first time since its launch, followed by Daily Mail Australia, knocking down to fifth.

February traditionally offers up lower audience figures than other months, resulting in ABC delivering a unique audience (UA) of 9.929m, down from 11.190m in January. delivered 9.348m, down from 10.502m in January, and 7News 8.584m, a fall from 9.291m.

There was a sizeable difference in the time spent per person and session per person in the top three. ABC delivered 39 minutes per person with 9.6 sessions, while gave 36 minutes and 10.1. Comparatively, 7News delivered 6 minutes per person and 5.3 sessions per person.

Daily Mail Australia delivered a UA of 7.943m, 7.940m and 6.756m. The three fell from 8.810m, 9.341m and 8.029m in January respectively.

Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR) February 2020 – top ten current events and global news sites [click to enlarge]

Among the smaller publishers, Pedestrian Group Network brought in a UA of 4.076m – just a slight drop from January. Urban List delivered 1.595m, Vice 1.460m and Junkee 976,478.


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