Yahoo-ABC Remains at Top of Online News Sources in 2013
In 2013, the Yahoo-ABC News Network maintained its position as the #1 source of news and information online for 23 consecutive months. For the month of December, the Yahoo-ABC News Network held a steady lead over the competition, attracting more unique users and more total page views than any other online news source, according to data provided by comScore.
Live Stream & Original, Digital Video:
Throughout the year, ABC News and Yahoo News delivered countless hours of live stream coverage of the biggest stories and events of the year. From the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in January to the George Zimmerman verdict in July, millions of unique users turned to the Yahoo-ABC News Network in 2013 for up-to-the-minute live stream coverage of the day's top stories. In particular, the top leading live videos on ABCNews.com centered on the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt for the suspects, which resulted in a combined total of over 3 million video views across desktop alone. Other top live and short form videos across desktop included the election of Pope Francis to succeed Pope Benedict XVI in March, the birth of the Royal Baby, and George Zimmerman resurfacing in a truck rescue in July 2013.
In addition to live stream coverage during breaking news events, the Yahoo-ABC News Network also led the online space in other key areas including original, digital video production. The combined network's original digital video series drew millions of unique viewers throughout the year from President Obama's exclusive interview for the ABC News/Yahoo News series, "Newsmakers" to interviews with tea party favorite Governor Scott Walker and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the daily political series, "Power Players."
In 2013, the Yahoo-ABC News Network ranked #1 in total page views, surpassing any other online news competitor. As the premier leader of news and information online, the Yahoo-ABC News Network maintained its lead in the month of December, delivering a combined total of 2.3 billion page views, topping:
• Yahoo-ABC News Network (2.3 billion)
• CNN Network by 45% (1.6 billion)
• HMPG News by 97% (1.2 billion)
• CBS News by 257% (644 million)
• Fox News Digital by 186% (802 million)
• NBC News Digital by 215% (729 million)
• New York Times Digital by 428% (435 million)
(Source: comScore Media Metrix, December 2013)
Millions of digital readers turned to the Yahoo-ABC News Network throughout the year for the latest news highlights to entertainment, tech and health features. Top day stories for page views in 2013 included: