CNN Digital logs No 1 pre-midterm multiplatform audience | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News
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Heading into the US midterm elections, CNN Digital maintained its No 1 position in the US online news rankings for October.
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According to comScore, President Trump’s least favourite news outlet outscored its competition, including MSNBC and FOX News, in unique multiplatform visitors, mobile visitors, video starts, politics and social following.

In multiplatform, the cable outlet outranked The New York Times by 19 million unique visitors and by 27 million unique visitors across platforms. It brought in 117 million unique visitors total for the month.

In digital news video, CNN had 589 million multiplatform video starts in September, making that month the 41st straight month at No 1. That’s well ahead of its nearest competitor,, which had 194 million starts; other competitors include Yahoo News (169 million starts); sites (156 million starts); MSN News (134 million starts) and MSNBC TV (93 million starts).

Also, 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 meanwhile has ranked as the No 1 social news outlet in the US for more than four years, with October marking no exception. It was the No 1 news brand on Facebook with 48.5 million Facebook fans across CNN’s main accounts; the most-followed US news brand on Instagram with 6.1 million followers; and the most-followed news brand on Twitter with 95.2 million followers across CNN’s main accounts.

Also, @CNNBRK alone had over 12.1 million more Twitter followers than the leading competitive flagship account (The New York Times – 42.3 million followers) and 36.2 million more than FOX News (18.0 million followers).

And finally, leading up to the US midterm elections, comScore stats show that CNN Politics continued its dominance as No 1 in the political news category for 3.5 years running with 34 million multiplatform unique visitors, 267 million multiplatform views and 81 million desktop video starts.