The Independent is the UK’s largest quality digital news brand for the third month running, figures show.
The title reached 24.7 million UK unique visitors in January, up 16 per cent year-on-year.
The website had a larger audience than The Guardian for the third consecutive month and, in terms of digital-only brands, more readers than Buzzfeed, HuffPost and Vice combined, according to the figures from Comscore.
Christian Broughton, editor of The Independent, said: “January brought many complex stories, from the flashpoint between the US and Iran to the concerns over coronavirus.
“With such important events dominating the agenda, the high-quality digital press plays an important role providing trustworthy live coverage and in-depth analysis.
“I’m delighted to see The Independent again leading the way online for quality news brands, and thank our readers for their support.”
Zach Leonard, the chief executive, added: “Increasingly, UK readers are turning to The Independent for thought-provoking, incisive news and comment.
“We welcome their engagement and commit to deliver that content through our full range of web, mobile and app services.”
In January The Guardian had 24.1 million unique visitors and The Telegraph 19.7 million.