January viewership for Nevada newspaper websites continued to show the Las Vegas Review-Journal the dominant website, ranked the 78th largest print website in the United States and the 166th largest news and media site in the country.
The Sun and the Reno newspapers duked it out for a distant second- and third-place respectively. In television, KLAS Channel 8 held on to the number 4 spot, despite a surging KVBC Channel 3. Here are the rankings in the "news and media" category according to Hitwise, which includes print, electronic media and web portals like The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Google and Yahoo.
Hitwise is an independent third-party service considered the gold standard for internet measurement.
No. 1 — Review-Journal 166
No. 2 — Sun 591
No. 3 –Reno Gazette 661
Las Vegas Television Stations
No. 4 — KLAS 1287
No. 5 — KVBC 1483
No. 6 — Fox5 1638
No. 7 — KTNV 2026
As a sidebar to which I may blog later, the Review-Journal’s one-day viewership spiked to an all-time high on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Thanks to the R-J’s usual complete news coverage along with a few "hot" stories and links, page views nearly topped 1,000,000 for the 24-hour period, a record so far as I’ve been keeping track. Why the spike? Good journalism, that’s why.