National newspaper website ABCs: Sun fastest growing website in March - Press Gazette

National newspaper website ABCs: Sun fastest growing website in March

The Sun was the fastest-growing national newspaper website month on month in March, up 10.2 per cent compared with February.

But it still remains in sixth position on 2.3m unique browsers per day (according to ABC) after becoming free to access online in November.

In year-on-year terms, Express.co.uk was the fastest-growing national newspaper site – up 48 per cent to 1.2m unique browsers per day.

The fastest-growing newspaper website audited by ABC was Trinity Mirror's Teesside Evening Gazette, which grew 63 per cent year on year to 122,093 unique browsers per day.

The market-leading Mail Online was flat month on month with 14.4m global unique browsers per day.

Product Mar-16 MoM% YoY%
MailOnline 14,390,593 0.05 3.06
theguardian.com 8,821,223 -0.58 21.01
Mirror Group Nationals 4,455,426 6.21 15.88
Telegraph 4,172,345 -3.62 1.29
The Independent 3,082,936 5.53 24.08
The Sun 2,255,172 10.18  
express.co.uk 1,218,492 3.57 47.94
Metro 1,194,511 0.47 -0.63
dailystar.co.uk 706,253 2.99 16.33
Manchester Evening News 660,484 2.4 42.15
Evening Standard 498,764 4.05 34.81
Liverpool Echo 484,219 -2.78 36.18
Wales Online 350,786 2.14 46.91
Chronicle Live 228,464 -2.18 36.05
Birmingham Mail 206,877 -9.55 18.09
Teesside Evening Gazette 122,093 5.74 62.26
Daily Post (Wales) 83,141 -14.17 55.15
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 62,732 1.5 49.83
Coventry Telegraph 61,288 -6.56 8.26
Get Surrey 47,657 3.65  
Get Reading 42,550 -7.68  
Visiter.co.uk 13,272 14  

 

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Author: Dominic Ponsford

Dominic Ponsford is the editor of Press Gazette