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Guardian back to nunber one as Mail Online drops to third

Guardian back to nunber one as Mail Online drops to third

Guardian.co.uk has bounded back into the lead among the UK's newspaper websites in June after attracting 20.5m unique users, according to the latest ABCe results.

The Guardian's audience grew by 11.9% in June, which was also up by 41% year on year.

About 8.5m or 41% of Guardian.co.uk's total unique users came from the UK. The Guardian's figures also include traffic for its Observer website.

Telegraph.co.uk, which relaunched this week, climbed back to second spot with a 6.57% month-on-month increase to 19.71m unique users. This figure is up by a massive 179.5% year on year.

However, the Telegraph has a considerably smaller percentage of UK users than Guardian.co.uk. About 6.47m of the Telegraph's users come from the UK, which is roughly 33%.

Mail Online suffered a poor month in June, slumping from top spot into third position.

The Mail's network of sites, which includes the combination of Dailymail.co.uk and MailonSunday.co.uk, slid 14.41% month on month to 16.02m. However, this figure is still up by about 69% year on year.

The site's UK users reached 4.99m, which is 31% of the total unique users.

Times Online meanwhile remains in fourth place. Its unique users climbed 3.1% during June to hit a record 16.37m, which is up 69.7% year on year.

Just over a third (35%) or 5.73m of the Times Online's users were based in the UK

The Sun's network of sites, which includes TheSun.co.uk, Page3.com and NewsoftheWorld.co.uk, reported a 3.76% rise in its unique users in June to 15.51m, which is a rise of 71.9% year on year.

Similar to Times Online, it also attracted 35% of its users from the UK.

The Independent.co.uk, which published its first ABCe last month, grew its audience by 10.44% to 7.22m unique users. No data was available regarding its percentage of UK users.

Mirror Group's network of websites, including Mirror.co.uk, SundayMirror.co.uk, People.co.uk, rose 12.35% month on month to 5.43m unique users.

The network drew an impressive 56% or 3.04m of its users from the UK.


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