News Corp Reports Record Numbers Across Subscriptions, Digital Audiences

When News Corp released its third-quarter revenue results for 2019, it boasted a 19% increase in digital subscribers to The Wall Street Journal -- a new record.

Now the company is reporting record numbers across membership, subscriptions and digital audiences spanning three continents, including Europe, Australia and the U.S.

In the U.S., records go beyond The Wall Street Journal, which counts 2.6 million total paid subscribers and 1.8 million paid digital-only subscribers. 

Financial publication Barron’s, which is part of the company’s Dow Jones business, amassed a total digital and print audience of more than 10 million users in April. The publication’s subscriber base showed an increase of 20% year-over-year to nearly 600,000 subscribers during the first three months of 2019.



Fellow U.S. property New York Post counted more than 90 million unique visitors to its digital network in April, according to numbers collected by Google Analytics.

News Corp’s U.K. property The Sun saw its reader loyalty program “Sun Savers,” launched in 2017 to build a closer connection between readers and the print edition, reach 1 million sign-ups. The tabloid reports a daily circulation of 1.37 million as of April 2019.

The Times and The Sunday Times saw their year-over-year digital subscriber base grow by 24% over the first three months of this year, now totaling 527,000.

The company’s Australian properties reached a total 500,000 digital subscriptions. Per the company, it publishes eight of the top 10 newspapers on the continent, including weekday and Sunday editions.
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