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March 17, 2014



Yahoo-ABC News Network Celebrates 25 Consecutive Months as the #1 News Source Online


2 Billion Page Views Consumed by 69 Million Unique Visitors in February Across Desktop on Yahoo Leads with 15 Million Unique Visitors


The Yahoo-ABC News Network celebrated 25 months as the #1 online news source in February, topping competitors CNN, Huffington Post Media Group, NBC News Digital and CBS News in total page views and unique visitors, according to data (desktop-only) provided by comScore. For more than two years, the Yahoo-ABC News Network has maintained its leadership position as the premier source of news and information online, delivering breaking news developments, interviews and original digital video content to millions of users across desktop and mobile devices. From the bloody protests in the Ukraine to in-depth investigations into Sochi corruption and’s live blog from the 2014 Academy Awards, 69 million visitors turned to the Yahoo-ABC News Network in February for 24/7 access to the latest headlines from around the globe. 


Page Views:


In February, the Yahoo-ABC News Network dominated the online news and information space, delivering a total of 1.8 billion page views across desktop, surpassing:


·                     Yahoo-ABC News Network (1.8 billion)

·                     CNN Network by 28% (1.4 billion)

·                     HPMG News by 81% (991 million)

·                     Fox News Digital Network 149%  (720 million)

·                     NBC News Digital by 239% (529 million)

·                     New York Times Digital 378% (375 million)

·                     CBS News by 354% (395 million)


(Source: comScore, February 2014)


Unique Visitors:


Last month, 69 million people received their news online from the Yahoo-ABC News Network, outperforming:


  • Yahoo-ABC News Network (69 million)
  • CNN Network by 13% (61 million)
  • HPMG News by 28% (54 million)
  • NBC News Digital by 58% (44 million)
  • CBS News by 149% (28 million)
  • New York Times Digital by 151% (27 million)
  • Fox News Digital Network by 173% (25 million)

(Source: comScore, February 2014) on Yahoo:


In February, on Yahoo maintained its leading position as the #1 morning news show website, surpassing with an audience almost 1 million larger. Last month, 15 million unique visitors consumed 64 million pages of content across compared to’s 14 million users.


(Source: comScore Media Metrix Key Measures, February 2014)




ABC News Digital mobile traffic continues to surge upward month over month. In February, more and more users turned to their mobile devices for ABC News live streaming video, breaking news updates and alerts. Phone web continues to be the most used mobile platform with 76% of all mobile unique visitors, thanks to strong search and social traffic.


ABC News Digital mobile traffic continued to rise in February as mobile unique visitors reached its highest point on record. Unique visitor mobile traffic surged up 8% since January 2014. Additionally, mobile video traffic also increased, up 6% from January to February 2014.


(Source: Adobe SiteCatalyst 2014)



ABC Media Relations:


Nicole Enberg / [email protected] / 212.456.6872

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