ABC News bumps and into third and fourth place in Nielsen Digital news rankings

ABC News has claimed second place on the Nielsen Digital Ratings (Monthly) rankings, pushing and Fairfax Media’s into third and fourth place, respectively.


The ABC reported a unique October audience of 4.643m, up from its September audience of 4.048m while posted an audience of 4.533m, up from 4.255.’s October audience was 4.169m, up from September’s 4.063m.

News Corp’s once again claimed the top position, with an October unique audience of 5.519m, down slightly from September’s 5.540.

Daily Mail retained its fifth spot with an audience of 3.149m, up from September’s 2.926m, with Yahoo7 News websites held onto its sixth position with an audience of 2.827m, up from 2.484.

The Herald Sun jumped from 10th position in September to seventh, reporting an October audience of 2.506m, up from 2.151m.

The Guardian came next with an October audience of 2.356m, up from 2.272m, while The Age reported an audience of 2.333m, up from 2.152m.

The BBC rounded out the top 10 with an audience of 2.158m.

Outside of the top 10 was The Huffington Post with an October audience of 1.938m, and Buzzfeed which reported an October audience of 1.925m.

News Corp’s The Australian had an audience of 1.425m for October while The Courier Mail reported an audience of 1.658.

The New Daily claimed an October audience of 1.107m while Mamamia had 751,000 for October and Mashable had an audience of 465,000.

New Daily publisher, Paul Hamra, said: “In 12 months The New Daily has risen from 46th to 21st spot in the October Nielsen Rankings, making it the fastest growing news site in Australia.

“The New Daily is only three years old this November, punching against Australia’s – and some of the world’s – most established news brands with a unique audience of 1,107, according to Nielsen.”


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