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Top 40 UK news websites list puts BBC top

The Mail Online comes a close second, with the Guardian website taking third place.

New figures from UKOM/Nielsen suggest that the BBC is still well ahead of the Daily Mail when it comes to online news readership in the UK.

Figures compiled for Press Gazette state that the BBC news website had 11.14m online readers/viewers in May compared with 6.3m readers across the month for Mail Online in the UK.

The UKOM/Nielsen data is based on a survey of 50,000 website users across the UK and tends to provide lower figures than ABC - which bases its website traffic numbers on server data revealing the number of different computers (or unique browsers) which have logged on to a site.

Read more at the Press Gazette.