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Fox News websites, apps top New York Times, CNN in July

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The websites and apps of Fox News Digital topped CNN and the New York Times in overall multi-platform traffic in July, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The data was collected from analytics firm Comscore over a one-month period that ended July 31 and included measurements of websites and apps associated with the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Fox News Digital websites logged 1.436 billion total multi-platform views, compared to CNN’s one website and app, which had 1.251 billion total multi-platform views.

CNN raked in more unique monthly traffic, with 113 million visiting its website and associated app in July, a decrease of 7 percent compared to the previous month. Fox News Digital logged nearly 81 million unique monthly visitors in the same period, down 2 percent compared to June but higher than the New York Times, whose numbers Fox News Digital did not provide.

Fox News Digital is the online publishing arm of Fox News Media, which is a subsidiary of the multi-layered Fox Corporation. In addition to the websites and cable networks, Fox News Media also operates Fox News Books, Fox News Audio, the direct-to-consumer streaming service Fox Nation and global streamer Fox News International.

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