Top LatAm News Sites: 85% of Mexican Internet Users Get Informed Online

What: We looked at ComScore's data on the most-visited news websites in Latin America and particularly Mexico in March 2018.
Why it matters: 63.8% of Latin American users looked for news online, while 85% of Mexicans with an internet connection browsed news websites.

It is an important year for Latin Americans in terms of elections, and keeping informed is a priority when spending time online. We have seen that internet users in Latin American countries look for many types of content, from travel information to sports and entertainment, but the news is the kind of content they consume moreMore than half of all Latin Americans with internet access (63.8%) looked at the news online in March, while 85% of Mexicans got informed online. These were the top 10 sites in Latin America and Mexico in April.

Top 10 News Sites in Latin America, April 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop. Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience183,917
News 117,388
1 Globo Noticias 22,937
2 MSN News 14,115
3 UOL Noticias 12,678
4 20MINUTOS Sites 9,605
5 Grupo Clarin 9,342
6 El Pais Sites 8,825
7 Infobae - TKM 7,616
8 Folha De S Paulo 6,944
9 Yahoo-HuffPost News Network 6,430
10 BBC Sites 6,360

[Source: comScore]

  • From the total amount of Latin Americans with an internet connection, 63.8%  looked for the news online.
  • Among those users, 19.5% got informed on Globo Noticias.
  • MSN News was seen by 12% of internet users looking for the news.
  • 10.8% of visitors preferred UOL Noticias.
  • 20MINUTOS Sites received 8.1% of visitors.
  • 7.9% of users went to Grupo Clarín to get news information, while 7.5% preferred El Pais Sites.
  • Infobae - TKM was seen by 6.4% of visitors.
  • Folha de S Paulo received 5.9% of users.
  • Finally, Yahoo-Huffposts News Network and BBC Sites were tied at the last spot with 5.4% each.

Top 10 News Sites in Mexico, April 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop. Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience 64,619
News 55,035
1 El Universal 15,487
2 DEBATE.COM.MX 11,926
3 Grupo SDP 10,838
4 20MINUTOS Sites 9,317
5 Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial 8,853
6 Grupo Milenio 7,293
7 Organización Editorial Mexicana 6,861
8 Noticieros Televisa 6,775
9 Grupo Proceso 6,503
10 El Pais Sites 6,244
  • 85.16% of the total amount of Mexicans with an internet connection searched for the news online.
  • El Universal takes home the award for the greatest percentage of visitors with 28%.
  • 21% of the users looked for the news on DEBATE.COM.MX. 
  • Grupo SDP took the third position with 19.6% of the total amount of internet users.
  • 20MINUTOS Sites received 16.9% of visitors.
  • 16% chose Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial to get news information from.
  • Grupo Milenio was preferred by 13.2% of the visitors.
  • Noticieros Televisa and Grupo Proceso received almost the same amount of users with 12.4% and 12.3%, respectively.
  • Only 11.8% of users got informed on Grupo Proceso.
  • The last position is for El Pais Sites with  11.3%.

[Source: comScore]


Janet Grynberg @grynberg_janet

Janet has worked as editor and translator since 2013. After graduating with honors when receiving her Bachelor's Degree in English literature, she began working as a book reviewer for Expansión, the leading business magazine in Mexico. She has also worked as editor of young adult literature for publishing houses like Planeta and Penguin, and she's the author of a book of short stories. She's in the process of getting her MA in English at McGill University. Her interests include arts, good food, and her 8 pets.

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