Conservative News Site 'Breitbart' Continues Downward Slide, Fox News Maintains Dominance

Right-wing political news site Breitbart had its sixth consecutive month of losses in year-over-year unique visitors, according to the latest edition of TheRighting.

TheRighting, which tracks conservative website traffic based on a proprietary analysis of data from Comscore, found Breitbart's unique users declined 33% in February vs. the same month in 2018.

Six other conservative websites drew more uniques than Breitbart: Fox News, The Washington Examiner, National Review, The Washington Times and The Western Journal

"Breitbart usually ranks a strong No. 2 behind perennial conservative powerhouse Fox News," notes TheRighting's founder Howard Polskin.

Year-over-year uniques to jumped 18%, its fourth consecutive month of traffic gains. Fox News had 101,896,000 uniques in February, up 15 million from a  year ago


advertisement and the two other prominent mainstream media sites that TheRighting follows each month had relatively soft results for year-over-year unique visitors February 2019 vs. February 2018: (-7%), The New York Times brand (+3%) and (-2%).  

The top five right-wing websites in February based on the total number of unique visitors are:

  1. (101,896,000)
  2. TheBlaze (9,078,000)
  3. The Washington Examiner (8,383,000)
  4. National Review (6,555,000)
  5. The Washington Times (6,284,000)


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