National press ABCs: Times bucks trend again with 3.2 per cent print circulation boost

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The Times was the best performing national newspaper in terms of year-on-year circulation growth in January.

The News UK title's average circulation was 396,621 last month, up 3.21 per cent year on year.

It was the only national newspaper to increase sales year on year, making it the best performing title for the eighth month in a row.

The Sunday Times was the next best performing, recording an average circulation of 801,623, down 1.96 per cent, and then the Independent on Sunday, down 3.59 per cent to 52,284.

Some 11 of the 24 national newspapers audited by ABC experienced double-digit year-on-year percentage decreases in January.

The worst performing titles, in terms of year-on-year change, were: the Sunday Post (down 14.96 per cent to 187,260), the Daily Star Sunday (down 14.41 per cent to 265,382) and the Daily Star (down 13.05 per cent to 425,246).

Daily national newspaper average circulation for January 2015

Newspaper Average circulation, January 2015 Year on year change Bulks
Daily Mirror 922,235 -7.06 45,000
Daily Record 203,725 -10.51 4,903
Daily Star 425,246 -13.05
The Sun 1,978,702 -10.61
Daily Express 457,914 -8.50
Daily Mail 1,688,727 -5.16 75,427
The Daily Telegraph 494,675 -9.16
Financial Times 219,444 -6.30 21,844
The Guardian 185,429 -10.83
i 280,351 -6.01 62,894
The Independent 61,338 -7.87 16,304
The Times 396,621 3.21 20,507

Sunday national newspaper average circulation for January 2015

Newspaper Average circulation, January 2015 Year on year change Bulks
Daily Star – Sunday 265,382 -14.41
The Sun on Sunday 1,582,359 -12.13
Sunday Mail 222,879 -12.96 3,813
Sunday Mirror 877,910 -7.47 45,000
Sunday People 335,093 -10.60
The Mail on Sunday 1,461,571 -7.90 66,630
Sunday Express 397,601 -7.66
Sunday Post 187,260 -14.96
Independent on Sunday 97,646 -3.59 52,284
The Observer 198,368 -12.02
The Sunday Telegraph 381,347 -11.17
The Sunday Times  801,623 -1.96 10,730

 

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