The Sun becomes the second biggest UK newspaper website
The Sun has overtaken The Mirror to become the second most-read newspaper website in the UK according to latest figures by comScore. The title had 25.4 million monthly UK users in January – a 16% rise month on month – ahead of the Daily Mirror’s 23.8 million. Since ending the paywall, The Sun’s website and phone app has attracted record reader numbers – overtaking the Daily Mirror along the way – all thanks to brilliant stories, pictures and videos. Six months ago, The Sun was the sixth largest online newspaper website in the UK. Now it is second. Six months ago The Sun was around 10 million readers behind the market leader. The gap is now just 4 million.
Tony Gallagher, Editor-in-Chief of The Sun, said: “The Sun Online has had a remarkable 12 months, rising from one of the least-read national newspapers online to now the second most-read overall. We are especially pleased with our brilliant figures for mobile audience and that much of our growth has come from readers in the UK. This exceptional achievement demonstrates the enduring power of The Sun brand in paper and online, and the hard work and skill of the team we have put together. It is a huge tribute to our staff that the Daily Mirror is trailing in our wake.”