The Times Online and DailyMail.co.uk, including the daily paper and The Mail on Sunday, posted the biggest monthly increases in online readers, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations Multi-Platform Report.
The Times Online saw a 35% increase from 11.1m in December to 15m in January and a 38% increase year-on-year. DailyMail.co.uk reported a 31.3% rise from 13.6m in December to a massive 17.9% in January but has not reported a year-on-year figure. It puts the site less than 2m readers behind market leader, Guardian.co.uk. The Guardian site now has 19.7m readers, a 25.5% increase year-on-year and 23.5% rise on the month.
Telegraph.co.uk saw a 17% increase on the month rising from 10.5m to 12.3m, which is a 65% increase year-on-year. Last January, the site attracted just 7.4m readers.
The Sun Online has also reported strong figures despite dropping below 9m readers in October. Readers have increased by 27% month-on-month to 13.3m and 39.9% on the year, the second biggest rise.