According to ComScore, the top five English newspaper websites in the world in May 2009 were timesofindia.com (159 million), the sun.co.uk (142 million), nytimes.com (124 million), dailymail.co.uk (73 million) and washingtonpost.com (61 million).
Commenting on the figures, Vineet Jain, managing director, Times Group, said, "The news makes us happy, but there is much more to come. At present, internet penetration in India is only 5% and it's growing at about 30% a year. As newer technologies are introduced and we further empower our readers, in the coming years we'll see an exponential growth in our online readership. ToI will become a far bigger player on the global stage.''