Mag ABCs: TV choice stays number one in top 100 list of best selling UK magazines

TV Choice was the best-selling magazine in the UK between July to December 2012, according to the latest figures released by ABC. 

Despite sales falling 5.7 per cent year on year to 1,230,076, it stayed ahead of rival TV mag What's on TV, which fell 2.5 per cent to 1,220,128. 

The best performing title year on year was children's title Moshi Monsters, up 40.4 per cent to 228,819, followed by Style at Home, up 22.3 per cent to 87,800. 

The worst-performing paid-for prints title were More! (down 38.4 per cent to 90,918) and Company (down 32.7 per cent to 124,041). 

Here are the average sales of the top 100 paid for titles - the first table ranks them by total sale, the second by year-on-year performance. 

Top 100 paid-for UK magazine (source: ABC)

 



Title Average circulation % change year
TV Choice 1230076 -5.7%
What's on TV 1220128 -2.5%
Radio Times 885857 -3.5%
Take a Break 741233 -5.4%
Saga Magazine 587953 -5.3%
Slimming World Magazine 445432 11.2%
New! 397911 -21.1%
Good Housekeeping 393877 -8.7%
Glamour 389363 -8.9%
Closer 385290 -15.6%
Chat 337258 -7.1%
Woman & Home 333822 -7.8%
OK! Magazine 328095 -11.6%
That's Life 292047 -10.0%
Woman's Weekly 288077 -7.8%
National Geographic Magazine 277726 -6.0%
TV Times 274319 -6.6%
Cosmopolitan 262648 -17.5%
BBC Good Food 262474 -11.6%
Woman 256853 -7.0%
Prima 252025 -9.2%
Yours 250397 -4.1%
Star 247097 -30.2%
Heat 246183 -20.1%
Sainsbury's Magazine 233486 -10.0%
Best 232674 -14.6%
Now 232180 -8.1%
Moshi Monsters 228544 40.4%
HELLO! 226366 -16.8%
Reader's Digest 224967 -18.1%
Woman's Own 217322 -8.2%
Bella 216640 -6.9%
Peoples Friend 215846 -6.8%
Private Eye 211724 -2.0%
Reveal 207724 -24.0%
Look 201836 -20.5%
Red 200156 -5.9%
BBC Gardeners' World 198765 -6.8%
Marie Claire 197809 -9.6%
Candis 193530 -10.2%
Take a Break Series 187768                           N/A
Pick Me Up 183554 -21.2%
Ideal Home 182007 -1.8%
Real People 179979 -8.8%
Weightwatchers Magazine 170453 -6.9%
Grazia 170441 -11.4%
TV & Satellite Week 165347 -4.5%
Men's Health 165284 -12.0%
The Economist 158458 -1.0%
Country Living 157544 -0.7%
The Week 156659 3.0%
Love It! 153672 -21.5%
Inside Soap 150270 -4.2%
TV Easy 148741 -1.1%
Empire 146389 0.1%
Vogue 144871 -3.5%
Elle (U.K.) 144569 -2.8%
Puzzler Collection 139518 -5.9%
Easy Living 138078 8.6%
Full House 136648 -20.1%
Your Home 125232 -1.3%
Company 123806 -32.7%
House Beautiful 122049 -4.3%
Total TV Guide 121131 -1.4%
Instyle UK 120275 -0.7%
Healthy 119073 -11.4%
Essentials 116357 -8.7%
BBC Top Gear Magazine 116288 -16.3%
My Weekly 109292 -8.5%
Women's Health 99135                           N/A
Computeractive 98065 -16.5%
Motor Cycle News 94157 -6.1%
More! 90832 -38.4%
Time Magazine 89994 6.6%
Ideal Homes Complete Guide to Xmas 88763 -4.9%
Style at Home 87800 22.3%
Fun to Learn - Peppa Pig 85970 13.1%
Homes & Gardens 85696 -6.8%
25 Beautiful Homes 84896 -1.2%
Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness 83378 -11.9%
GQ 82390 2.1%
FHM 81890 -22.8%
Runner's World 79511 -6.8%
Fun to Learn - Friends 78746 7.2%
Country Homes and Interiors 77643 -1.9%
New Scientist  77326 -2.6%
Nadfas Review 76261                           N/A
Nuts 74571 -30.6%
All About Soap 73680 -14.9%
Soaplife 73483 -10.1%
Top of the Pops 72383 -13.8%
House & Garden 72193 1.4%
Living etc 72020 -5.2%
Word Search 71290 -12.4%
delicious 70380 -16.7%
Cbeebies Art 69758 9.5%
What Car? 68612 -8.3%
Four Four Two 67724 -14.7%
Cbeebies Special 65019 4.9%
Psychologies 64756 -22.7%

Ranked by percentage change year on year

 




Title Average circulation % change year
Moshi Monsters Magazine 228544 40.4%
Style at Home 87800 22.3%
Fun to Learn - Peppa Pig 85970 13.1%
Slimming World Magazine 445432 11.2%
Cbeebies Art 69758 9.5%
Easy Living 138078 8.6%
Fun to Learn - Friends 78746 7.2%
Time Magazine - British Isles (BI) 89994 6.6%
Cbeebies Special 65019 4.9%
The Week 156659 3.0%
GQ 82390 2.1%
House & Garden 72193 1.4%
Empire 146389 0.1%
Country Living 157544 -0.7%
Instyle UK 120275 -0.7%
The Economist -  United Kingdom Edition 158458 -1.0%
TV Easy 148741 -1.1%
25 Beautiful Homes 84896 -1.2%
Your Home 125232 -1.3%
Total TV Guide 121131 -1.4%
Ideal Home 182007 -1.8%
Country Homes and Interiors 77643 -1.9%
Private Eye 211724 -2.0%
What's on TV 1220128 -2.5%
New Scientist - Worldwide Sales   Excluding Australasia & US/Canada 77326 -2.6%
Elle (U.K.) 144569 -2.8%
Radio Times 885857 -3.5%
Vogue 144871 -3.5%
Yours 250397 -4.1%
Inside Soap 150270 -4.2%
House Beautiful 122049 -4.3%
TV & Satellite Week 165347 -4.5%
Ideal Homes Complete Guide to Xmas 88763 -4.9%
Living etc 72020 -5.2%
Saga Magazine 587953 -5.3%
Take a Break 741233 -5.4%
TV Choice 1230076 -5.7%
Red 200156 -5.9%
Puzzler Collection 139518 -5.9%
National Geographic Magazine 277726 -6.0%
Motor Cycle News 94157 -6.1%
TV Times 274319 -6.6%
Peoples Friend 215846 -6.8%
BBC Gardeners' World 198765 -6.8%
Homes & Gardens 85696 -6.8%
Runner's World 79511 -6.8%
Bella 216640 -6.9%
Weightwatchers Magazine 170453 -6.9%
Woman 256853 -7.0%
Chat 337258 -7.1%
Woman & Home 333822 -7.8%
Woman's Weekly 288077 -7.8%
Now 232180 -8.1%
Woman's Own 217322 -8.2%
What Car? 68612 -8.3%
My Weekly 109292 -8.5%
Good Housekeeping 393877 -8.7%
Essentials 116357 -8.7%
Real People 179979 -8.8%
Glamour 389363 -8.9%
Prima 252025 -9.2%
Marie Claire 197809 -9.6%
That's Life 292047 -10.0%
Sainsbury's Magazine 233486 -10.0%
Soaplife 73483 -10.1%
Candis 193530 -10.2%
Grazia 170441 -11.4%
Healthy 119073 -11.4%
OK! Magazine 328095 -11.6%
BBC Good Food 262474 -11.6%
Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine 83378 -11.9%
Men's Health 165284 -12.0%
Word Search 71290 -12.4%
Top of the Pops 72383 -13.8%
Best 232674 -14.6%
Four Four Two 67724 -14.7%
All About Soap 73680 -14.9%
Closer 385290 -15.6%
BBC Top Gear Magazine 116288 -16.3%
Computeractive 98065 -16.5%
delicious 70380 -16.7%
HELLO! 226366 -16.8%
Cosmopolitan 262648 -17.5%
Reader's Digest 224967 -18.1%
Heat 246183 -20.1%
Full House 136648 -20.1%
Look 201836 -20.5%
New! 397911 -21.1%
Pick Me Up 183554 -21.2%
Love It! 153672 -21.5%
Psychologies Magazine 64756 -22.7%
FHM 81890 -22.8%
Reveal 207724 -24.0%
Star 247097 -30.2%
Nuts 74571 -30.6%
Company 123806 -32.7%
More! 90832 -38.4%
Take a Break Series 187768 N/A
Women's Health 99135 N/A
Nadfas Review 76261 N/A
     

 

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