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Fox News Digital top news brand for fifth straight month

Fox News beats CNN in multi-platform views, total minutes consumed.

Fox News beats CNN in multi-platform views, total minutes consumed.

The newsroom of the Fox News Channel appears in an undated photographer. (Image courtesy Fox Corporation)

Fox News Media’s online platform Fox News Digital was the top-performing news organization in multi-platform minutes consumed and multi-platform views, according to new data released by Comscore this week.

The data showed Fox News Digital had 1.675 billion multi-platform total views across its website and digital apps in February, up 8 percent compared to the previous year and about 488 million more views than CNN’s website and apps. Fox News Digital also saw more total minutes spent across multiple platforms, with 2.892 billion minutes logged for February, down 3 percent compared to the previous year, but still better than CNN at 1.828 billion minutes (down 24 percent year over year).

Separate data from analytics firm Emplifi showed Fox News had more engagements on social media than any other cable news brand, with 29.2 million total social interactions, much of it from Meta’s Instagram (18.3 million interactions) and Facebook (8.2 million interactions). Twitter interactions were reported at 2.8 million.

On YouTube, Fox News Digital had more views than CNN or MSNBC, with 189.5 million views across all videos in February. It was the 25th month in a row that Fox News had beaten its competition in terms of overall YouTube video views.

The website of Fox Business also had a good month in February, with 129 million multi-platform views, beating CNN for the 11th straight month and financial news outlet Bloomberg for the 22nd consecutive month.

Fox News Digital is part of the Fox News Media brand, which includes the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Weather, Fox News Books and streaming services Fox Nation and Fox News International. Fox News Media is owned by Fox Corporation.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).