Nielsen - Australians spent 38% more time with online news in September 2020

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 19 October 2020

Australians spent close to 39 million hours reading news online in September, 38% more than a year ago, according to data from Nielsen. 

Nielsen’s latest Digital Content Ratings data also shows Australians spent 9% more time reading news content online than they did for the entire year of 2019, despite three months of the 2020 year remaining.

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Despite this consistent year-on-year growth, the current events and global news subcategory reported month-on-month decreases in unique audience for the month of September when compared to the previous month.

ABC News Websites retained the top position in Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings results , with a unique audience of 12 million for the month of September 2020.

nielsen sept 2020 rankings ranked second with a unique audience of 11.3 million, followed by Daily Mail Australia with 10.7 million and 7NEWS with 9.6 million. was fifth with 9.4 million.

When compared to August, 7NEWS overtook to take the fourth position and Yahoo! Got ahead of The Australian to obtain the tenth spot for the first time since April. 

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