BBC News continues as most popular UK website

The BBC News website continues to head the Mail Online in UK online visitors, according to research compiled for Press Gazette.

BBC still most popular website

The data was compiled following a survey of 50,00 people who accessed the internet at either their office or work computers, which tends to deliver lower ABC figures.

According to Nielsen, the BBC News website attracted just under 10 million UK unique readers/viewers in July – well ahead of Mail Online on 6.645m over the course of the month.

Web portal Yahoo’s news service was the top-placed web-only player with 4.1m monthly users.

Despite being behind paywalls The Times and Sunday Times attracted some 1.2m readers over the course of the month, according to the Nielsen data.

Huffington Post UK – which only launched at the beginning of July – has yet to figure in the Nielsen data.

See the top 40 list below.

Name; Unique UK audience (000s)

1 BBC News 9,992

2 MailOnline 6,645

3 Guardian.co.uk 4,622

4 Telegraph 4,394

5 Yahoo! News Websites 4,097

6 The Sun 2,916

7 Newsquest Media Group 2,877

8 Trinity Mirror Nationals 2,427

9 MSN News & Weather 2,093

10 The Independent 1,693

11 Sky News 1,530

12 METRO.co.uk 1,505

13 AOL News 1,409

14 The Times/The Sunday Times 1,211

15 Google News 1,179

16 CNN Digital Network 1,077

17 Bing News 1,024

18 MSNBC Digital Network 914

19 World News Network 795

20 London Evening Standard 693

21 News of the World 649

22 NYTimes.com 524

23 Trinity Mirror Regionals 505

24 Scotsman.com 501

25 Daily Express 408

26 France 24 403

27 Daily Star 359

28 Orange News 356

29 WalesOnline 332

30 CBS News Network 306

31 Topix 305

32 Tribune Newspapers 282

33 Belfast Telegraph 270

34 TalkTalk News 268

35 ABCNEWS Digital Network 264

36 NewsNow.co.uk 263

37 Fox News Digital Network 241

38 India Times 223

39 Economist.com 189

40 Dennis Current Affairs Network 187