Magazine ABCs: Full breakdown of UK magazine sales figures for first half 2017

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Most UK magazines audited lost sales year on year in the first half of 2017, according to ABC.

Some 163 titles are audited on a six-monthly basis.

Among the big winners were:

  • Prospect: up 37.2 per cent to 44,545
  • The Spectator: up 11.3 per cent to 85,429
  • Private Eye: up 8.6 per cent to 249,927.

The biggest fallers included:

  • Look: down 35.4 per cent to 59,390
  • Woman: down 17.6 per cent to 183,872
  • Heat: down 16.6 per cent to 120,175.

Full breakdown of UK magazine sales figures for the first six months of 2017: (source: ABC)
All figures are combined print and digital edition sales – note, many titles are missing from the list because they only release figures for the full year

Title Total YoY% % actively purchased
1843 UK Edition 100,989 7.2
25 Beautiful Homes 72,389 -7.9 99.9
Andys Amazing Adventures 42,093 0.7 100
ASOS.com 453,300 0
Balance 202,881 0.7
BBC Easy Cook 29,181 0.9 89.3
BBC Gardeners’ World 208,262 1.4 99
BBC Good Food 186,667 -6.8 97.5
BBC Home Cooking Series 25,408 17.8 100
Bella 161,647 -8.2 100
Best 130,506 -8.6 98.1
Candis 95,894 -9.4 99.4
Cbeebies Art 52,649 -14 100
CBeebies Magazine 53,569 -8.2 100
Cbeebies Special 45,474 -17.9 100
Chat 225,436 -11.4 100
Closer 196,126 -19.8 96.3
Conde Nast Traveller 78,091 -0.1 41.9
Cosmopolitan 403,887 -2.2 75.9
Country Homes and Interiors 70,478 -6.8 99.9
Country Living 187,394 3.6 79.8
delicious 60,574 4.1 88.6
Disney Frozen 68,059 -19 100
Disney Star Wars Adventures 22,010 -42.1 100
Disney Star Wars Lego 59,009 -26.2 100
Disney Stars 31,535 -20 100
Disney’s Princess 35,316 -21.6 100
Doctor Who Magazine 21,913 -15.2 99.3
Elle (U.K.) 172,193 0.2 52.9
Elle Decoration 71,794 3.3 80.4
Emma’s Diary Pregnancy Guide 400,895 6.5
ES Magazine 365,249 -0.3
Escapism 101,700 0
Esquire 62,051 -4.1 44.5
First News 86,413 3.8 49.4
Foodism 109,989 0.5
Fun to Learn – Favourites 35,206 -2.2 100
Fun to Learn – Friends 49,644 1 100
Fun to Learn – Peppa Pig 64,108 -10.9 100
Garden Answers 33,521 48.2 66.7
Garden News 38,614 1.1 99.7
Girl Talk 40,302 4.5 100
Girl Talk Art 28,144 0.5 100
Glamour 275,536 -8.2 92.8
Go Girl 32,047 -19.9 97.8
Go Jetters 30,302 -22.3 100
Good Homes 46,877 1.2 64.8
Good Housekeeping 439,561 -1.2 82.7
Good Living (Asda) 1,797,167 -8.7
GQ 114,035 -2.6 68.3
Grand Designs 27,265 -5.9 81.7
Grazia 110,031 -13.4 89.6
Harper’s Bazaar 111,424 0.6 39.1
Heat 120,175 -16.6 90.8
HELLO! 230,940 -8.8 95.3
HELLO! Fashion Monthly 68,476 3.5 96.8
Hey Duggee 15,168 -26.6 100
Homes & Gardens 102,199 -1.7 74.3
Homes & Interiors Scotland 9,856 12.3 71.6
HomeStyle 51,542 -6.6 91.4
Horrible Histories 20,813 -9.6 100
House & Garden 111,017 -1.9 64.8
House Beautiful 109,970 -4.4 75.6
Ideal Home 162,110 -9.5 94
Inside Soap 98,226 -6.8 98
Jamie Magazine 47,021 4.4 64
Jewish Chronicle 20,512 1 71.7
Jewish News 23,639 -6.9
John Lewis Edition 487,075 2.3
LEGO Friends 43,997 9.7 100
Lego Nexo Knights 63,171 23.9 100
LEGO Ninjago 84,063 7.9 100
Lego Special Series 57,707 100
Living etc 76,630 -3.6 99.9
Lonely Planet Traveller 41,599 -6.5 77.8
Look 59,390 -35.4 96.6
Love It! 82,830 3.5 100
Marie Claire 155,723 -5.8 77
Mega 38,102 26.8 100
Men’s Health 174,672 -3 60.1
MoneyWeek 45,940 1.5 98.9
Monocle 81,504 7 96.3
Mr Tumble Something Special 23,835 -24.4 100
My Weekly 98,814 -1.5 93.4
National Geographic Magazine 184,264 -0.1 95.1
New! 184,021 -15.1 98.9
Ni4Kids 74,939 0
NME 307,908 -0.2 0.6
Now 86,838 -20.8 99.9
Octonauts 26,894 -22 100
OK! Magazine 170,231 -3.5 89.4
Olive 32,496 -12.9 88.6
Paw Patrol 45,007 100
Peppa Pig Bag-o-Fun 77,037 5.6 100
Pick Me Up 121,503 -9 100
Pokemon 40,859 100
Practical Photography 39,183 76
Prima 240,924 -6.7 90.5
Private Eye 249,927 8.6 99.8
Prospect 44,545 37.2 76.9
Radio Times 622,773 -6.8 99.7
Reader’s Digest 102,221 -1.8 59.3
Real People 124,859 -11.7 98.9
Red 166,340 -14.2 79.7
Reveal 100,685 -11.6 97.9
Saga Magazine 286,525 -12.1 99
Sainsbury’s Magazine 166,158 -12.4 95.2
Shortlist 503,089 -0.6
Slimming World Magazine 640,012 1.9 100
Soaplife 44,761 3.7 100
Sparkle World 47,304 -16 100
Square Mile 59,422 0.3
Star 107,840 -14.3 98.9
Style at Home 77,518 -11.3 99.9
Stylist 400,942 -0.9
Swashbuckle 31,926 -4.1 100
Sweet 28,057 99.4
Take a Break 515,019 -8.4 100
Take a Break Series 165,046 11.8 100
Tatler 80,035 -5.3 51.6
Tesco Magazine 1,962,965 0.3
That’s Life 204,065 -7.3 100
The Economist –  Asia Pacific Edition 138,003 -6.5
The Economist –  Continental Europe Edition 194,543 -0.7 99.1
The Economist –  Middle East/Africa Edition 21,545 -10.2
The Economist –  United Kingdom Edition 248,196 5 95.2
The Economist – Latin America edition 18,671 -1.9
The Economist – North America edition 823,978 -1.6
The Garden 425,115 4.9
The Oldie 45,296 -2.4 95.9
The People’s Friend 186,817 -7.6 99.6
The Spectator Australia 8,341 5.9
The Spectator excluding Australia 85,429 11.3 89.3
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine 67,934 19.1 59.1
The Week 201,932 -1.1 76.7
The Week Junior 45,895 81.5
Thomas and Friends 35,013 -10.6 100
Time Out 309,030 0 2.2
Top of the Pops 45,036 2.5 100
Total TV Guide 92,211 -6.1 99.9
Toxic 40,523 -30.1 98.9
Toybox 24,773 5.6 100
Trolls 44,074 100
TV & Satellite Week 111,232 -12 99.9
TV Choice 1,200,487 -2.6 100
TV Times 176,929 -10.3 99.9
Ultimate Spider-man 23,308 -26.6 99.4
Vanity Fair 72,012 -10.1 65.1
Vogue 190,021 -2.6 81.6
Waitrose Food 690,058 -0.8
We Love Pop Magazine 26,615 -8.5 100
Weekly News 15,145 -16.7 99.9
Weightwatchers Magazine 100,297 0.2 89.2
What’s on TV 885,595 -6.3 100
Wired 51,006 -5.7 69.7
Woman 183,872 -17.6 100
Woman & Home 302,600 -4.1 97.2
Woman’s Own 170,385 -10.9 100
Woman’s Weekly 267,081 -6 99.9
Women’s Health 131,960 2.9 74.9
World Of Interiors 55,059 -5.2 66.1
Your Home 109,727 -1.9 95
Yours 251,901 -2.1 89.8

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