Some stats from the Comscore Data Mine about the % of Web surfers that visit entertainment news sites. For both the UK and the US, it is just under 50% showing that the proliferation of entertainment sites that have found ready-made material in the reality TV age, are finding a willing audience.
I can’t readily find stats that show the % that visit what you might call ‘hard news’ sites, but according to Pew, certainly in the US 61% of Americans get news (which I assume includes entertainment news) online.
- 77% of Brits online – more than half the online population now on Facebook? (liesdamnedliesstatistics.com)
- Tough economic times drive UK web users to financial sites (newstatesman.com)