News.com.au continues to be the most-read news website in the country, cementing its lead for a third straight month in the Nielsen readership figures for January.
At 60 page-views per person, news.com.au had almost double the page views per person as the second-placed site, smh.com.au, at 35.
Both frontrunners saw a drop in unique visitors, with news.com.au going from 3.746 million visitors in December to 3.577 million in January, and smh.com.au falling from 3.306m to 3.125 million this month.
Daily Mail Australia and the Guardian Australia saw slight jumps in their readership, but the two leading sites plus ABC News remain at the top of the table.
The first month of the year yielded strong results for career, real estate and automotive sites. Realestate.com.au experienced a 23 per cent uplift in readership, reaching 3.3 million people in January.
The Age website again reached second place to news.com.au for time spent on the site each month per visitor, at 1 hour 35 minutes to the first place 1 hour 50 minutes.
Top news sites by unique audience members
- news.com.au – 3.577m
- smh.com.au – 3.125m
- ABC News websites – 2.676m
- Daily Mail Australia – 2.462
- 9News websites 2.195m
- Yahoo!7 – 2.049m
- The Guardian 1.812m
- The Age – 1.753m
- The Daily Telegraph – 1.717m
- Herald Sun – 1.715m