Sun Online grew its unique user base by an impressive 25% in February, reaching more than 27m, up from just under 22m in January.
This user growth took the site from fourth to first place in the UK national news market.
The Mirror and Telegraph sites also saw growth in February, of 5% and 1% respectively.
Year-on-year increases were as follows:
- The Sun Online: 120%
- telegraph.co.uk: 110%
- The Independent: 100%
- Mirror Group: 83%
- Times Online: 50%
- Mail Online and the Guardian: 30%
Year-on-year growth for UK unique users only was as follows, via David Black
- Telegraph 85%, Mirror Group 64%, Sun 62%, Times 47%, Mail 47%, Guardian 24%