It’s a happy new year for The Independent, as its US footprint grows

US Comscore data for January has been announced, revealing the fortunes of digital news brands*. And it’s a case of new year, new readers for The Independent.



  • In January, The Independent had an audience of 25.2m US readers, up 28% month-on-month (MoM)
  • The Independent had the highest growth MoM of any of the top 10 news brands
  • It overtook the LA Times to move up to eight biggest news title in the US
  • In comparison, the top 10 news brands in the US increased on average by just 9% MoM. Meanwhile, UK-born news brands were up in the US by 15%.
  • Indy100 had significant year-on-year growth – up 57% to 1.7m.


Source: Comscore January 2024, *News brands: WashingtonPost, New York Times, Guardian,, mail online, mirror, express, telegraph, times, standard, NYPost Network, Miami Herald, USA Today

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