National newspaper sales for March - full round up

March again saw nearly every national newspaper losing print sales.

The daily newspaper market declined overall by 3.34 per cent to an average of 11,593,832 copies a day.

While the Sunday market was slightly more stable, dropping 2.43 per to an overall average weekly sale of 12,544,035.

The Financial Times was the only national newspaper to post a year-on-year rise in sales – up 3.37 per cent to 461,033.

For full analysis of the figures, including a unique league table based on paid for circulation growth, see this week’s Press Gazette magazine.


Full March sales round-up

National morning popular

Daily Mirror: 1,542,414, down 5.64 per cent

Daily Record: 401,354, down 9.17 per cent

Daily Star: 771,989, down 1.47 per cent

The Sun: 3,031,724, down 2.55 per cent

National morning mid market

Daily Express: 758,753, down 8.8 per cent

The Daily Mail: 2,342,915, down 2.29 per cent

National morning quality

The Daily Telegraph: 896, 197, down 0.59 per cent

Financial Times: 461,033, up 3.37 per cent

The Herald: 71,388, down 6.07 per cent

The Guardian: 366,233, down 3.58 per cent

The Independent: 252,714, down 1.23 per cent

The Times: 639,547, down 4.54 per cent

London evening

Evening Standard: 266,575, down 17.75 per cent

National sporting

Racing Post: 80,343, down 7.03 per cent

National Sunday popular

Daily Star Sunday: 375,835, down 2.57 per cent

News of the World: 3,308,111, down 4.32 per cent

Sunday Mail: 495,880, down 6.22 per cent

Sunday Mirror: 1,380,560, down 4.6 per cent

The People: 730,721, down 13.94 per cent

Sunday Sport: 100,901, down 24.13 per cent


National Sunday mid market

Sunday Express: 778,766, down 12.93 per cent

The Mail on Sunday: 2,253,450, down 0.77 per cent


National Sunday quality

Independent on Sunday: 228,234, down 2.13 per cent

The Observer: 455,707, down 3.8 per cent

Scotland on Sunday: 73,529, down 5.49 per cent

Sunday Herald: 55,081, down 7.28 per cent

The Sunday Telegraph: 642,466, down 6.83 per cent

The Sunday Times: 1,236,911, down 8.8 per cent

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