TheBlaze Overtakes Breitbart to Become the Second-Most Trafficked Conservative Website

February 27, 2019, New York, NY – Year-over-year unique visitors to Foxnews.com soared 17% in January, easily making it the top conservative website for the month, according to TheRighting’s exclusive analysis of Comscore data.  The site registered just over 104 million unique visitors last month, 15.2 million more than January 2018 when it had 88,918,000 unique visitors

 Unique visitors to Breitbart slid for the fifth consecutive month that TheRighting has been tracking unique visitors using Comscore data. Breitbart, which is perennially the second most-trafficked conservative website, ranked fourth in January uniques for conservative websites.  It was surpassed by TheBlaze and The Washington Examiner. 

 CNN.com continued its reign as one of the top US news websites with 123,475,000 unique visitors in January.  However, unique visitors to Foxnews.com still surpassed those of the US news websites of The New York Times brand (94,106,000) and WashingtonPost.com (86,590,000). 

 Leaders and Laggards Among Top 20 Conservative Websites for January 2019

(by unique visitor percentage increase/decrease from year ago)

Leaders:

·      TheBlaze (+143%)

·      The Washington Times (+47%)

·      The Western Journal (+41%)

Laggards:

·      The Gateway Pundit (-44%)

·      The Federalist (-28%)

·      Newsmax (-24%)

 Each month, TheRighting examines Comscore data on dozens of prominent conservative websites that post original content.  TheRighting ranks the top 20 conservative websites on the basis of unique visitors and also provides data on whether unique visitors have increased or decreased year over year.  That information is posted on the Metrics section of TheRighting’s website.  (January 2019 data available here.)

 TheRighting also publishes an A-Z Guide to Right-Wing Media  on its website and updates it regularly.  The guide features descriptions about prominent right-wing media websites.

 Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Custom-defined list including but not limited to Foxnews.com, Breitbart.com, DailyCaller.com, WashingtonExaminer.com, WesternJournal.com, Washingtontimes.com, Total Digital Audience, January 2019, U.S.

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