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FBDC Tweeterboard: DC Pubs

Last week, we investigated the social standing of DC’s local broadcast talent. Now let’s take a look at local publications. FishbowlDC tallied the Twitter followers of the top 25 online and print publications -including blogs, magazines, newspapers, and weeklies -produced here in the District, or nearby. Here’s how it all shook out:

Top 10 DC Publications

1.) Washington Post 2,553,417
2.) USA Today 974,459
3.) Politico 694,431
4.) The Atlantic 444,548
5.) Foreign Policy 433,635
6.) The Hill 419,142
7.) West Wing Reports 195,436
8.) Roll Call 163,609
9.) Daily Caller 132,141
10.) Washington Times 126,218

Check out 11 – 25 after the jump…

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FBDC Web Ratings Roundup: National News Sites

We already took a look at the web traffic numbers for DC publications for the month of January. Now we bring you January’s comScore numbers for the top 15 national news websites. A few notes on reading the chart. The list below includes individual websites as well as networks of websites in bold. For example, CNN.com is ranked 7th, while the CNN network, which includes CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, etc, is ranked 2nd. And for some sites, we were unable to obtain the pageview numbers.

Uniques (in millions) Page Views (in millions)
1 Yahoo-ABC News Network 77 2,451
2 CNN Network 65 1,625
3 Yahoo News 63 1,109
4 Huffington Post 61 1,266
5 Gannet Sites 56 1,217
6 NBC News Digital 51 717
7 CNN.com 38 854
USAToday.com 38 654
8 CBS News Sites 33 475
NBCNews.com 33 459
9 Fox News Digital Network 29 846
10 New York Times Digital 28 446
NewYorkTimes.com 28 445
11 FoxNews.com 27 824
12 BuzzFeed.com 26 278
13 Tribune Newspapers 25           n/a
14 MSN News 23           n/a
Mail Online 23           n/a
15 ABCNews.com 18 129
Hearst Newspapers 18           n/a

The takeaways: 1) Yahoo News is pulling all the weight in the ABC-Yahoo relationship when it comes to the web. The Yahoo-ABC network of sites got 77 million unique visitors in January, thanks mostly to news.yahoo.com. ABCNews.com got only 18 million by itself. 2) NBC is the top broadcaster online, with NBCNews.com pulling in more visitors than ABCNews.com and CBSNews.com combined. 3) Fox News visitors read a lot of Fox News! The Fox News Network and the New York Times Network have almost the same unique visitors, but Fox has nearly twice as many pageviews.
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FBDC Web Ratings Roundup: DC Pubs

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Web traffic numbers are in for the month of January, and FishbowlDC checked in with our friends over at comScore to find out which DC pubs are reaching the most people. Below are the web traffic numbers for local and political publications based in Washington. Web traffic was mostly up across the board last month -with an average increase of 16.19%. Roll Call experienced a huge 52.9% jump in traffic though (probably due to Hill staffers returning from the holidays), throwing off that average. If they are removed from the equation, traffic increased an average of 11.6%.

Total Unique Visitors (in 100ks) % Change MOM Total Pages Viewed (in millions) % Change MOM
1     WASHINGTONPOST.COM 15,930 7.35 198 15.12
2     POLITICO.COM 3,766 14.1 47 14.63
3     WASHINGTONTIMES.COM 3,441 26.83 15 28.7
4     DAILYCALLER.COM 2,765 -2.2 21 -1.85
5     WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM 1,430 15.42 4 24.36
6     THEHILL.COM 1,380 7.48 7 21.32
7     NATIONALJOURNAL.COM 1,214 4.57 3 13.17
8     ROLLCALL.COM 422 52.9 2 47.92
9     WASHINGTONCITYPAPER.COM 235 19.29 1 20.72

The takeaways: 1) WaPo is still the most dominant online pub surveyed here, with more uniques than all the other pubs combined. 2) The DC had a weak January. Their traffic did not see the same increase as other pubs. 3) TWT and the Washington Examiner both moved up a place in the rankings last month, to 3rd and 5th place, respectively. They displaced The DC and The Hill, both of which moved down one place. All other rankings are the same.

 

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FBDC Tweeterboard: Local Broadcast News

Earlier this month we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local broadcasters. FishbowlDC tallied the Twitter followers of DC’s TV and radio stations, as well as those of the top on-air talent. Here’s what we found:

Top 10 Local Television and Radio Stations

1. NBC 4 (WRC)  - 68,947
2. CBS 9 (WUSA) - 52,733
3. WTOP 103.5 FM  - 51,723
4. ABC 7 (WJLA) - 46,702
5. Fox 5 (WTTG) – 32,080
6. WAMU 88.5 FM – 10,630
7. WFED 1500 AM – 9,629
8. PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,666
9. Univision 14 (WFDC) – 3,160
10. NewsChannel 8* – 2,466

Top 15 Local Broadcast Personalities

1. Angie Goff (NBC 4) – 25,576
2. Nikki Burdine (CBS 9) – 21,108
3. Britt McHenry (ABC 7) – 18,342
4. Doug Kammerer (NBC 4) – 16,936
5. Bruce Johnson (CBS 9) – 13,554
6. Shomari Stone (NBC 4) – 10,961
7. Julie Wright (Fox 5) – 10,789
8. Danella Sealock (NBC 4/WPGC) – 9,010
9. Tom Sherwood (NBC 4/WAMU) – 8,859
10. Russ Ptacek (CBS 9) – 8,811
11. Eun Yang (NBC 4) – 8,561
12. Jacqui Jeras (ABC 7) – 8,129
13. Jim Handly  (NBC 4) – 7,744
14. Chuck Bell (NBC 4) – 6,906
15. Jim Vance (NBC 4) – 6,747

The takeaway: NBC 4 is the most socially engaged of the local stations overall. They claim the number one spot among broadcast stations and their staff accounts for 9 of the top 15 local personalities on Twitter. CBS 9 comes next, with a solid second place in the station rankings and 3 of the top 15 personalities. And ABC 7 comes in third place overall -the station has less followers than WTOP, but they do contribute 2 personalities in the top 15.

*NewsChannel 8 is DC’s local cable channel.

FBDC FaceRace: DC Pubs

We took a look at where DC newspapers and online publications stood on Twitter, now let’s turn our attention to the Book of Faces. We compared each of the pubs’ Fan Page likes and came away with some interesting results.

Here are the top take aways: 1) WaPo has leaped ahead of USA Today in Facebook likes over the past month. The two were neck and neck last month with right around 1.26 million each. 2) The Washington Examiner continues to dominate its competitors on Facebook, but Politico is catching up fast. They increased their Facebook likes by nearly 20% in January. If both pubs keep adding likes at the same rate, Politico will pull ahead by next month.

Newspapers:

Washington Post: 1,439,636 (+14.43% month over month)
USA Today: 1,404,914 likes (+11.5% MOM)
Washington Times: 49,064 (+9.35% MOM)
Washington City Paper: 10,238 (+1.7% MOM)

Political Pubs/Websites:

Washington Examiner: 236,209 (+2.77% MOM)
Politico: 208,515 (+19.6% MOM)
Daily Caller: 133,155 (+4.18% MOM)
The Hill: 46,311 (+6.6% MOM)
Roll Call: 32,189 (+4.0% MOM)
National Journal: 26,634 (11.3% MOM)

Click here to see last month’s FBDC FaceRace for DC Pubs.

FBDC Tweeterboard: DC Pubs

It’s that time of the month again to see who’s up and who’s down in the Twitter-verse. FishbowlDC’s number-crunchers are hard at work analyzing data from all manner of DC media accounts, but for today let’s talk print and online publications. We took a look at the followers of DC’s biggest pubs and compared them to stats from last month.

Here are the top take-aways: 1) Every pub added more followers percentage-wise in January than they did in December -except The Washington Times. Their followers grew at a steady 2.1% in both months. 2) Washington City Paper and the Washington Examiner both posted impressive gains this past month. WCP followers increased by 8.2% in January compared to 4.2% in December. The Examiner grew by 8.9% last month, compared to 4.3% the month before.

Newspapers:

Washington Post: 2,451,985 (+4.4% month over month)
USA Today: 931,720 (+4.9% MOM)
Washington Times: 123,686 (+2.1% MOM)
Washington City Paper: 41,915 (+8.2% MOM)

Political Pubs/Websites:

Politico: 677,477 (+2.7% MOM)
The Hill: 409,502 (+3.1% MOM)
Roll Call: 161,482 (+1.4% MOM)
Daily Caller: 129,442 (+2.5% MOM)
National Journal: 78,092 (+2.2% MOM)
Washington Examiner: 17,177 (+8.9% MOM)

Click here to see last month’s FBDC Tweeterboard for DC publications.

 

FBDC Web Ratings Roundup: Networks

A few weeks ago, FishbowlDC took a  look at the web traffic numbers for DC publications for the month of December. Now (albeit belatedly), we bring you December’s numbers for network and cable news websites. As a general trend, web traffic was slightly down in December compared to November, which isn’t unusual for the holiday season. And traffic is way down across the board compared to December 2012. This could be the result of interest in the news waning after an election year.

The takeaways: 1) Yahoo News is pulling all the weight in the ABC-Yahoo relationship when it comes to the web. The Yahoo-ABC network of sites got 76 million unique visitors in December, thanks mostly to news.yahoo.com. ABCNews.com got only 17 million by itself. 2) NBC is the top broadcaster online, with NBCNews.com pulling in more visitors than ABCNews.com and CBSNews.com combined. 3) MSNBC.com is dead last. Their web traffic pales in comparison to Fox, much less CNN.

A few notes on reading the chart. The list below includes individual websites as well as networks of websites. For example, CNN.com is ranked 5th, while the CNN network, which includes CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, etc, is ranked 2nd. Yahoo is included in the list because of its partnership with ABC, even though it is not a television network.

 

Uniques (in millions) % Change MOM % Change YOY Page Views (in millions)
1 Yahoo-ABC News Network 76 -2% -16% 2,298
2 CNN Network 64 -3% -6% 1,586
3 Yahoo News 61 -2% -20% 1,078
4 NBC News Digital 52 0% -4% 729
5 CNN.com 38 -2% -14% 865
6 CBS News 36 -6% -3% 644
7 NBCNews.com 35 7% -20% 494
8 Fox News Digital Network 29 0% -24% 802
9 FoxNews.com 26 0% -26% 781
10 ABCNews.com 17 -10% -34% 120
11 CBSNews.com 9 -7% -29% 48
12 MSNBC.com 2 12% n/a 23

FBDC Web Ratings Roundup: DC Pubs

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Web traffic numbers are in for the month of December, and FishbowlDC checked in with our friends over at comScore to find out which DC pubs are reaching the most people. Below are the web traffic numbers for local and political publications based in Washington. Web traffic was down across the board last month, which is typical for the holiday season. On average, pubs lost 11.5% of their traffic. A few bucked the trend though, and picked up more traffic or held steady. And a few fared far worse than average this month.

Here are the big takeaways: 1) WaPo still has the most dominant online presence out of the pubs surveyed here, with more uniques than all the other pubs combined. 2) Politico and The DC both moved up a notch in the rankings this month, benefiting from TWT‘s dismal performance. 3) Along with TWT, The Hill had the worst performance of the month, losing  3 times as many uniques as WaPo, Politico, or WCP. 4) Washington Examiner had the best month, managing to gain in both uniques and pageviews.

 

Dec. Rank Previous Month Rank Total Unique Visitors (in 100ks) % Change MOM Total Pages Viewed (in millions) % Change MOM
1 1     WASHINGTONPOST.COM 14,838 -12.4 172 3.5
2 3     POLITICO.COM 3,301 -10.4 41 0
3 4     DAILYCALLER.COM 2,828 2.4 21.6 -4.2
4 2     WASHINGTONTIMES.COM 2,713 -27.9 11.5 -24.9
5 5     THEHILL.COM 1,284 -37.3 5.7 -24.4
6 6     WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM 1,239 1 3.6 7.7
7 7     NATIONALJOURNAL.COM 1,161 0 3 -14.5
8 8     ROLLCALL.COM 276 -6.1 1.2 -23.75
9 9     WASHINGTONCITYPAPER.COM 197 -13.2 .69 -5.75

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FBDC Tweeterboard: Local TV Stations and Anchors

Last week we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local television. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of DC’s local TV stations as well as some of the top anchors in our market. Here’s what we found:

The takeaway: NBC 4 is by far the most socially engaged of the local stations -both in terms of the station’s brand and in terms of their anchors’. Almost all the local NBC anchors are highly active on Twitter, with weekend anchor Angie Goff and chief meteorologist* Doug Kammerer far outshining their colleagues and their competitors. CBS 9 weekend anchor Bruce Johnson also makes a strong showing. Together, the top 3 on the list have almost as many followers as the next 12 combined.

Local Television Stations

1) NBC 4 (WRC)  - 62,070
2) CBS 9 (WUSA) - 45,973
3) ABC 7 (WJLA) - 41,398
4) Fox 5 (WTTG) – 26,475
5) PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,503
6) Univision 14 (WFDC) – 2,957
7) NewsChannel 8 – 2,109

Top 15 Local Anchors/Chief Meteorologists*

1) Angie Goff24,830 (NBC 4)
2) Doug Kammerer14,442 (NBC 4)
3) Bruce Johnson13,209 (CBS 9) 52,481
4) Jim Vance6,029 (NBC 4)
5) Topper Shutt5,741 (CBS 9)
6) Jim Handly5,650 (NBC 4)
7) Shawn Yancy - 5,198 (Fox 5)
8) Doreen Gentzler4,781 (NBC 4)
9) Aaron Gilchrist4,765 (NBC 4)
10) Jummy Olabanji 4,607 (ABC 7)
11) Wisdom Martin 4,227 (Fox 5)
12) Allison Seymour 4,045 (Fox 5)
13) Tony Perkins3,451 (Fox 5)
14) Bruce DePuyt3,434 (NewsChannel 8)
15) Pat Lawson Muse3,406 (NBC 4)

*Chief meteorologists were included in the rankings since they are one of the most visible members of a local news team.

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors

facebook_logo-300x300Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it’s time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC’s biggest television personalities and the results are revealing. First off, the numbers here are a bit more complicated than with Twitter, since some anchors have well-developed personal pages, while others have clearly spent their time developing their shows’ pages. Our analysts decided the fairest way to provide objective rankings was to combine the followers/likes of anchors’ personal fan pages with those of the shows they host. Below are the rankings of Washington-based anchors based on this combined number.

The takeaway: Chris Matthews is the big winner here. George Stephanopoulos technically bests him, but bear in mind that Stephanopoulos is on network TV nearly every day -a fact which no doubt boosts his personal brand. If you compare their DC-based shows side by side, Matthews is way ahead. Moreover, Stephanopoulos is not actually a full-time DC anchor. He spends most of his time in NYC. 

1.) George Stephanopoulos** – 271,633 (Personal – 229,775 followers; “This Week” – 41,858 likes*)
2.) Chris Matthews - 228,810 (Personal – 22,266 likes*; “Hardball” – 206, 544 likes)
3.) Greta VanSusteren - 208,596 (Personal – 198,662 likes; “On the Record” – 9,934 likes*)
4.) Bret Baier 201,125 (Personal – 196,594 likes; “Special Report” – 4,531 likes*)
5.) David Gregory - 168,495 (Personal – 20,288 likes; Meet The Press – 148,207 likes)
6.) Gwen Ifill - 161,851 (Personal – 4,822 likes*; “News Hour” – 157,029 likes)
7.) Howard Kurtz - 128,427 (Personal – 127,000 followers; “Media Buzz” – 1,427 likes)
8.) Jake Tapper - 95,760 (Personal – 92,310 followers; “The Lead” – 3,450 likes)
9.) Wolf Blitzer - 86,866 (Personal – 9,850 likes*; “Situation Room” – 77,016 likes)
10.) Chris Wallace - 68,871 (Personal – none available; “Fox News Sunday” – 68,871 likes)
11.) Candy Crowley - 54,701 (Personal – 9,637 likes*; “State of the Union” – 45,064 likes)
12.) Andrea Mitchell - 53,828 (Personal – none available; “Andrea Mitchell Reports” – 53,828 likes*)
13.) Chuck Todd - 40,013 (Personal – 654 likes*; “Daily Rundown” – 39,368 likes*)
14.) Bob Schieffer - 36,877 (Personal – 10,669 likes*; “Face the Nation” – 26,208 likes*)
15.) Brian Stelter** – 8,036 (Personal – none available; “Reliable Sources” -8,036 likes)

*These pages are not verified by the anchor or network.

**Brian and George are both married to New York, but cheat with DC on the weekends.

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