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ESPN Sees Drop In Unique Visitors, But Still Easily Tops April ComScore Rankings

ESPN in April led monthly comScore sports rankings for multi-platform digital reach for the 14th consecutive month, reaching 75.5 million unique visitors. However, it fell 6% from its March total and has yet to return to its record-setting totals set during the most recent NFL season and last year’s FIFA World Cup. MLB was elevated significantly by the start of its ’15 season and posted a personal best total of 41.8 million uniques during the month. The rest of the category largely held form and the Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports digital alliance returned to its customary No. 2 position after falling to third in March behind Bleacher Report-Turner Sports Network. ESPN also maintained its typical category lead in consumption metrics with 75.2 minutes per user during the month, but saw that figure fall 25% from 97.9 minutes per user during March.

RANK
SITE
UNIQUES (000)
1)
ESPN
75,508
2)
Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network *
57,301
3)
Bleacher Report-Turner Sports Network **
56,401
4)
Fox Sports Digital-Sporting News Media
48,173
5)
USA Today Sports Media Group***
44,647
6)
CBS Sports^
44,579
7)
MLB
41,831
8)
SB Nation
39,644
9)
NFL Internet Group
31,043
10)
Sports Illustrated sites#
24,927
11)
MSN Sports
14,112
12)
NHL Network
13,112
13)
Active.com sites
11,199
14)
Deadspin.com
10,609
15)
HuffPost Sports
7,931

NOTES: * = Includes Rivals.com, ThePostGame.com, Rotoworld and FanDuel. ** = Includes NBA.com, NCAA.com and WNBA.com. *** = Includes 81 local Gannett-owned newspaper sites, 23 Gannett-owned broadcast TV sites, USA Today High School Sports, The Big Lead and For The Win.  ^ = Includes 24/7 Sports. # = Includes 120 Sports, National Football Post and the FanSided Network.