While newspapers are taking circulation hits across the board, news magazines appear to be in rude health, according to the official ABC magazine circulation figures for the second half of 2006.
Dennis Publishing’s The Week continues to go from strength to strength and rose 24.6 per cent year-on-year to 134,803.
The New Statesman was another huge winner, rising 21.4 per cent on the back of a radical relaunch under new editor John Kampfner early last year.
Private Eye as ever remains an incredibly strong circulation performer. Despite a stubbornly old fashioned layout, it still shifts 208,579 copies every fortnight (up two per cent year-on-year) with its mix of satire, humour and hard news investigations.
The Economist also had a great second half of 2006, the UK edition rose 7.5 per cent to 170,038.
For more complete magazine ABCs news and analysis see Press Gazette magazine next Friday.
News and Current Affairs magazine ABCs for second half of 2006
Business and finance
The Economist (UK edition) – 170,038, up 7.5 per cent
Business Life – 100,794, up 19.1 per cent
Investors Chronicle – 34,919, down 4.1 per cent
MoneyWeek – 29,485, down 0.5 per cent
Private Eye – 208,979, up two per cent
The Week – 134,803, up 24.6 per cent
Spectator – 72,034, up 5.3 per cent
New Statesman – 30,036, up 21.4 per cent
The Oldie – 24,769, down 3.9 per cent
The Irish Post – 24,603, down 2.3 per cent
Prospect – 22,269, down 10 per cent
Time Magazine (British Isles) – 143,519, up 0.7 per cent
New Scientist – 112,984 (worldwide excluding Australasia and Canada), up 4.9 per cent