The analysis, which tracks changes in the volume of unique visitors for the major conservative publishers, shows Foxnews.com increased by 10% in October vs. the same month a year earlier.
“A 10% increase for a site with a such a large base shows growing consumer desire for Foxnews.com content,” states TheRighting Publisher Howard Polskin. “What’s even more significant is that the news environment last month was relatively placid especially compared to October 2018 when stories like the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, the murder of Jamal Khasshogi and the massacre at the Pittsburgh synagogue dominated headlines and captured the public’s attention.”
The Washington Examiner remained solidly in second place, posting a 75% increase in unique visitors vs. October 2018. It was the tenth straight month of gains for the Examiner. TheBlaze recorded its 12th straight month of increases in unique visitors.
Breitbart had another month of declining unique visitors for the ninth time this year. Unique visitors dropped 39% at The Gateway Pundit, also for the ninth time in 2019.
Among the three leading U.S. mainstream news brands, CNN attracted 7.5 million more year-over-year unique visitors in October 2019 for a +6% change; The New York Times dropped by 10 million year-over-year unique visitors (-10% change); and The Washington Post dipped by 5.8 million year-over-year unique visitors (-7% change).