National newspaper ABCs, November 2015: Stars rise after price cuts, Times titles benefit from bulks

The Daily Star Sunday was the UK's best performing national newspaper in the first full month since its price was halved.

Its cover price was cut from £1 to 50p on 11 October. And the title's average circulation in September was 250,574 compared with 289,174 last month.

Last month's figure represents a 7.2 per cent year-on-year rise.

Its sister title the Daily Star, which cut its weekday price from 40p to 20p, recorded an average circulation of 450,045 in November – up 2.7 per cent year on year.

The Times was up 4.7 per cent year on year to 407,566 – its highest circulation since August 2012, the month of the London Olympics. But this was helped by the addition last month of more than 3,000 bulk copies a day.

Elsewhere, The Sunday Times – which also increased its bulks, from 14,438 in October to 21,961 – overtook the Sunday Mirror to become the UK's third best selling Sunday newspaper.

The Sunday People was the worst performing national newspaper in November, down 17.5 per cent to 289,501.

Average daily newspaper circulations, November 2015

Newspaper Average monthly circulation, November 2015 Month on month % change Year on year % change Bulks
The Sun 1,788,866 -0.92 -7.39 13,023
Daily Mail 1,587,986 -0.36 -4.36 76,614
Daily Mirror 825,829 -1.89 -10.04 45,000
The Daily Telegraph 480,730 1.21 -2.72  
Daily Star 450,045 4.17 2.68  
The Times 407,566 3.38 4.74 27,152
Daily Express 403,343 -1.92 -11.75  
i 273,961 -0.25 -2.83 68,723
Financial Times 205,695 -1.64 -4.09 22,019
Daily Record 181,144 -0.7 -10.83 4,969
The Guardian 165,672 -0.77 -6.88  
The Independent 56,005 -0.89 -7.82 15,393

Average Sunday newspaper circulations, November 2015

Newspaper Average monthly circulation, November 2015 Month on month % change Year on year % change Bulks
The Sun on Sunday 1,480,328 -2.24 -6.36 12,965
The Mail on Sunday 1,395,697 -0.78 -6.15 72,078
The Sunday Times 777,966 1.54 -3.24 21,961
Sunday Mirror 761,584 -4.9 -13.08 45,000
The Sunday Telegraph 362,764 0.21 -7.13  
Sunday Express 358,553 -0.9 -11.44  
Sunday People 289,501 -3.93 -17.47  
Daily Star – Sunday 289,174 6.74 7.24  
Sunday Mail 200,201 -0.77 -12.75 3,810
The Observer 189,383 0.21 -6.22  
Sunday Post 168,100 -9.54 -12.66  
Independent on Sunday 97,779 0.61 -1.27 51,732

 

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