CNN Digital Sees Strong October Performance


Heading into the U.S. Midterm Elections, CNN Digital continued its leadership position in digital news, ranking as the number one source for online news in October 2018.

CNN struck big with an audience larger than all competitors in unique multi-platform visitors, mobile visitors, video starts, politics and social following.

CNN once again had a larger audience reach than any other news source in October 2018 with 117 million unique visitors domestically. CNN outranked The New York Times by 19 million unique visitors and Fox News by 27 million unique visitors across platforms.

Continuing its dominance in digital news video, CNN topped its competitors in September 2018 with 589 million multi-platform video starts, marking September the 41st straight month at #1.

CNN’s mobile audience of 92 million mobile unique visitors once again surpassed its competitors in October 2018. CNN saw 12 million more mobile users than second-place The New York Times and 21 million more than fourth-place Fox News.

CNN has ranked as the number one social news outlet in the US for more than four years, with more fans and followers than any other competitor.

Leading up to the U.S. Midterm Elections, CNN Politics continued its dominance as #1 in the political news category for 3.5 years running with 34 million multi-platform unique visitors, 267 mm multi-platform views and 81 mm desktop video starts. Comscore noted in its data release that CNN Politics is under-reported for October 2018 mobile and therefore Media Metrix Multi-Platform data is under-reported due to a processing issue. Full numbers will be released by Comscore at a later date.