Metro, Sun and Independent are fastest growing national press websites as Mail Online growth stalls

Metro was the fastest growing national newspaper website in September, according to new figures released by ABC.

It grew 106 per cent to 2.4m browsers per day. The Sun and Independent were the next fastest growers, both up 80 per cent year on year.

Mail Online remains the biggest site by some margin, attracting around 14m unique browsers per day worldwide.

But its growth appears to have leveled off and has been at around that level of traffic since January 2015.

The Guardian and Telegraph websites are no longer audited by ABC.

UK national newspaper website traffic for September 2017 (source ABC)

Name of website, average daily browsers, % change year on year, % change month on month

Mail Online 14,160,840 0.65 -3.92
The Independent 5,865,272 -10.12 80.26
The Sun 5,213,597 -2.56 79.42
Mirror Group Nationals 4,916,288 -3.79 0.07
Metro 2,378,940 1.79 105.83
Manchester Evening News 826,514 -13.16 5.63
Evening Standard 740,202 -5.12 28.57
Liverpool Echo 622,187 -21.91 18.13
Wales Online 407,724 -3.8 16.82
Birmingham Mail 370,884 -7.51 42.4
ChronicleLive 262,981 -11.28 1.34
Bristol Post 185,830 19.37
Hull Daily Mail 138,391 3.22 33.09
Daily Post (Wales) 128,846 11.57 46.36
GazetteLive 117,786 -9.2 5.63
Nottingham Post 116,885 -2.26
Coventry Telegraph 102,302 -6.94 56.28



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2 thoughts on “Metro, Sun and Independent are fastest growing national press websites as Mail Online growth stalls”

  1. The websites listed may be viewable nationally, and indeed internationally, but only a few of them represent national newspapers. Metro is not national, being distributed at restricted points in selected zones only.

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