Regional ABCs: Bulks help Archant dailies raise circ

Archant’s daily titles in Archant and Suffolk were the only daily newspapers in the UK to record a year-on-year increase in circulation in the last six months of 2011.

The Norwich Evening News was the best performing title, up 7.5 per cent to 18,931 (including 3,134 bulk copies), followed by the Eastern Daily Press, which was up 0.7 per cent to 59,802 (inc 5,869 bulks), the Ipswich Evening Star (up 0.4 per cent to 15,471 inc 1,984 bulks) and the East Anglian Daily Times (up 0.3 per cent to 29,771 inc 1,954 bulks).

But when increases in bulk (free) circulation are taken out of the equation, these titles were also down year on year.

There were also strong performances by the Plymouth Western Morning News, down just 1 per cent to 31,642, the Guernsey Press & Star (down 1.4 per cent to 15,022) and the Dundee Evening Telegraph (down 1.8 per cent to 29,904).

The worst performing daily papers were the Nottingham Post, which fell 17.2 per cent to 33,940, the Doncaster edition of The Star (down 15.1 per cent to 2,111) and the Liverpool Daily Post (down 13.7 per cent to 7,652), which switched to a weekly newspaper at the beginning of 2012.

The Express & Star (West Midlands) remains the UK’s biggest selling regional newspaper despite sales falling 10.9 per cent to 104,262.

Following are three lists for UK regional dailies ranked by: circulation, year on year circulation change and alphabetically.

Title; average circulation in the first six montth of 2011; percentage change year on year

Regional daily newspapers ranked by year-on-year circulation performance

  • Norwich – Evening News : 18,931 ; 7.5%
  • Norwich – Eastern Daily Press : 59,802 ; 0.7%
  • Ipswich – Evening Star : 15,471 ; 0.4%
  • Ipswich – East Anglian Daily Times : 29,772 ; 0.3%
  • Plymouth – Western Morning News : 31,642 ; -1.0%
  • Guernsey Press & Star : 15,022 ; -1.4%
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph : 22,904 ; -1.8%
  • Southend – Basildon – Castle Point – Echo : 30,074 ; -2.9%
  • Cambridge News : 20,234 ; -3.2%
  • Peterborough Evening Telegraph : 14,883 ; -4.0%
  • Daily Post (Wales) : 30,606 ; -4.2%
  • Burton Mail : 11,926 ; -4.4%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Post : 38,411 ; -4.4%
  • Dorset Echo : 16,772 ; -4.5%
  • Jersey Evening Post : 18,011 ; -4.6%
  • Northampton Chronicle & Echo : 15,913 ; -4.6%
  • Ulster – News Letter : 22,548 ; -4.7%
  • York – The Press : 25,226 ; -4.9%
  • Teesside – Evening Gazette : 38,606 ; -5.0%
  • Dundee Courier & Advertiser : 59,754 ; -5.2%
  • Irish News – Morning : 41,932 ; -5.2%
  • Greenock Telegraph : 13,913 ; -5.5%
  • Wigan Evening Post : 6,754 ; -5.6%
  • Wales – The Western Mail – Morning : 25,898 ; -5.8%
  • Lincolnshire Echo : 16,611 ; -6.0%
  • South Wales Argus – Evening : 22,314 ; -6.0%
  • Southampton – Southern Daily Echo : 31,038 ; -6.0%
  • Darlington – The Northern Echo : 39,815 ; -6.1%
  • Swindon Advertiser : 17,155 ; -6.2%
  • Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Kettering : 17,857 ; -6.3%
  • Torquay – Herald Express : 19,784 ; -6.3%
  • South Wales Evening Post : 38,364 ; -6.4%
  • Liverpool Echo : 81,506 ; -6.5%
  • The Argus Brighton : 23,874 ; -6.6%
  • Plymouth – The Herald : 28,303 ; -6.7%
  • Aberdeen – Press & Journal : 67,781 ; -6.9%
  • Hull Daily Mail : 41,406 ; -6.9%
  • The Sentinel : 48,155 ; -6.9%
  • Lancashire Evening Post : 22,079 ; -7.1%
  • Worcester News : 13,577 ; -7.1%
  • Scarborough Evening News : 10,637 ; -7.2%
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner : 19,249 ; -7.3%
  • South Shields – Shields Gazette : 14,164 ; -7.3%
  • Bournemouth – The Daily Echo : 25,811 ; -7.4%
  • Sheffield Star & Green ‘Un : 35,919 ; -7.4%
  • Derby Telegraph : 30,715 ; -7.5%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Evening Chronicle : 50,748 ; -7.5%
  • Gloucestershire Echo : 15,139 ; -7.6%
  • Paisley Daily Express : 7,137 ; -7.6%
  • Bradford – Telegraph & Argus : 25,443 ; -7.9%
  • Portsmouth – News & Sports Mail : 39,432 ; -7.9%
  • Halifax Courier : 15,046 ; -8.0%
  • Belfast Telegraph : 53,771 ; -8.1%
  • Cardiff – South Wales Echo – Evening : 31,009 ; -8.1%
  • The Citizen : 19,094 ; -8.2%
  • Coventry Telegraph : 32,619 ; -8.3%
  • Carlisle – News and Star West : 4,516 ; -8.4%
  • Exeter – Express & Echo : 15,669 ; -8.4%
  • Birmingham Mail : 44,330 ; -8.9%
  • The Gazette – Blackpool : 21,156 ; -9.1%
  • Bristol Evening Post : 36,262 ; -9.2%
  • Colchester – Daily Gazette : 15,613 ; -9.2%
  • Oxford Mail : 17,929 ; -9.2%
  • Barrow – North West Evening Mail : 13,400 ; -9.3%
  • Bristol – Western Daily Press : 26,863 ; -9.4%
  • Lancashire Telegraph – Blackburn : 22,185 ; -9.4%
  • Glasgow – Evening Times : 49,096 ; -9.5%
  • Manchester Evening News : 84,462 ; -9.5%
  • Grimsby Telegraph : 24,346 ; -9.6%
  • Hartlepool Mail : 13,387 ; -9.9%
  • Carlisle – News and Star East : 11,621 ; -10.2%
  • The Bolton News : 20,571 ; -10.2%
  • Sunderland Echo & Football Echo : 30,654 ; -10.3%
  • Leicester Mercury : 48,457 ; -10.4%
  • Scunthorpe Telegraph : 14,414 ; -10.4%
  • Aberdeen – Evening Express : 44,038 ; -10.6%
  • Oldham Evening Chronicle : 13,640 ; -10.7%
  • Express & Star (West Midlands) : 104,262 ; -10.9%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post : 34,851 ; -10.9%
  • Edinburgh – Evening News : 37,250 ; -11.2%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Journal : 24,106 ; -11.3%
  • The Leader (Wrexham, Flintshire & Chester) : 15,497 ; -11.6%
  • Shropshire Star : 51,240 ; -11.8%
  • Liverpool Daily Post : 7,652 ; -13.7%
  • Doncaster Star : 2,111 ; -15.1%
  • Nottingham Post : 33,940 ; -17.2%

Regional daily newspapers ranked by total circulation

  • Express & Star (West Midlands) : 104,262 ; -10.9%
  • Manchester Evening News : 84,462 ; -9.5%
  • Liverpool Echo : 81,506 ; -6.5%
  • Aberdeen – Press & Journal : 67,781 ; -6.9%
  • Norwich – Eastern Daily Press : 59,802 ; 0.7%
  • Dundee Courier & Advertiser : 59,754 ; -5.2%
  • Belfast Telegraph : 53,771 ; -8.1%
  • Shropshire Star : 51,240 ; -11.8%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Evening Chronicle : 50,748 ; -7.5%
  • Glasgow – Evening Times : 49,096 ; -9.5%
  • Leicester Mercury : 48,457 ; -10.4%
  • The Sentinel : 48,155 ; -6.9%
  • Birmingham Mail : 44,330 ; -8.9%
  • Aberdeen – Evening Express : 44,038 ; -10.6%
  • Irish News – Morning : 41,932 ; -5.2%
  • Hull Daily Mail : 41,406 ; -6.9%
  • Darlington – The Northern Echo : 39,815 ; -6.1%
  • Portsmouth – News & Sports Mail : 39,432 ; -7.9%
  • Teesside – Evening Gazette : 38,606 ; -5.0%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Post : 38,411 ; -4.4%
  • South Wales Evening Post : 38,364 ; -6.4%
  • Edinburgh – Evening News : 37,250 ; -11.2%
  • Bristol Evening Post : 36,262 ; -9.2%
  • Sheffield Star & Green ‘Un : 35,919 ; -7.4%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post : 34,851 ; -10.9%
  • Nottingham Post : 33,940 ; -17.2%
  • Coventry Telegraph : 32,619 ; -8.3%
  • Plymouth – Western Morning News : 31,642 ; -1.0%
  • Southampton – Southern Daily Echo : 31,038 ; -6.0%
  • Cardiff – South Wales Echo – Evening : 31,009 ; -8.1%
  • Derby Telegraph : 30,715 ; -7.5%
  • Sunderland Echo & Football Echo : 30,654 ; -10.3%
  • Daily Post (Wales) : 30,606 ; -4.2%
  • Southend – Basildon – Castle Point – Echo : 30,074 ; -2.9%
  • Ipswich – East Anglian Daily Times : 29,772 ; 0.3%
  • Plymouth – The Herald : 28,303 ; -6.7%
  • Bristol – Western Daily Press : 26,863 ; -9.4%
  • Wales – The Western Mail – Morning : 25,898 ; -5.8%
  • Bournemouth – The Daily Echo : 25,811 ; -7.4%
  • Bradford – Telegraph & Argus : 25,443 ; -7.9%
  • York – The Press : 25,226 ; -4.9%
  • Grimsby Telegraph : 24,346 ; -9.6%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Journal : 24,106 ; -11.3%
  • The Argus Brighton : 23,874 ; -6.6%
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph : 22,904 ; -1.8%
  • Ulster – News Letter : 22,548 ; -4.7%
  • South Wales Argus – Evening : 22,314 ; -6.0%
  • Lancashire Telegraph – Blackburn : 22,185 ; -9.4%
  • Lancashire Evening Post : 22,079 ; -7.1%
  • The Gazette – Blackpool : 21,156 ; -9.1%
  • The Bolton News : 20,571 ; -10.2%
  • Cambridge News : 20,234 ; -3.2%
  • Torquay – Herald Express : 19,784 ; -6.3%
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner : 19,249 ; -7.3%
  • The Citizen : 19,094 ; -8.2%
  • Norwich – Evening News : 18,931 ; 7.5%
  • Jersey Evening Post : 18,011 ; -4.6%
  • Oxford Mail : 17,929 ; -9.2%
  • Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Kettering : 17,857 ; -6.3%
  • Swindon Advertiser : 17,155 ; -6.2%
  • Dorset Echo : 16,772 ; -4.5%
  • Lincolnshire Echo : 16,611 ; -6.0%
  • Northampton Chronicle & Echo : 15,913 ; -4.6%
  • Exeter – Express & Echo : 15,669 ; -8.4%
  • Colchester – Daily Gazette : 15,613 ; -9.2%
  • The Leader (Wrexham, Flintshire & Chester) : 15,497 ; -11.6%
  • Ipswich – Evening Star : 15,471 ; 0.4%
  • Gloucestershire Echo : 15,139 ; -7.6%
  • Halifax Courier : 15,046 ; -8.0%
  • Guernsey Press & Star : 15,022 ; -1.4%
  • Peterborough Evening Telegraph : 14,883 ; -4.0%
  • Scunthorpe Telegraph : 14,414 ; -10.4%
  • South Shields – Shields Gazette : 14,164 ; -7.3%
  • Greenock Telegraph : 13,913 ; -5.5%
  • Oldham Evening Chronicle : 13,640 ; -10.7%
  • Worcester News : 13,577 ; -7.1%
  • Barrow – North West Evening Mail : 13,400 ; -9.3%
  • Hartlepool Mail : 13,387 ; -9.9%
  • Burton Mail : 11,926 ; -4.4%
  • Carlisle – News and Star East : 11,621 ; -10.2%
  • Scarborough Evening News : 10,637 ; -7.2%
  • Liverpool Daily Post : 7,652 ; -13.7%
  • Paisley Daily Express : 7,137 ; -7.6%
  • Wigan Evening Post : 6,754 ; -5.6%
  • Carlisle – News and Star West : 4,516 ; -8.4%
  • Doncaster Star : 2,111 ; -15.1%

Regional daily newspaper titles listed alphabetically

  • Aberdeen – Evening Express : 44,038 ; -10.6%
  • Aberdeen – Press & Journal : 67,781 ; -6.9%
  • Barrow – North West Evening Mail : 13,400 ; -9.3%
  • Belfast Telegraph : 53,771 ; -8.1%
  • Birmingham Mail : 44,330 ; -8.9%
  • Bournemouth – The Daily Echo : 25,811 ; -7.4%
  • Bradford – Telegraph & Argus : 25,443 ; -7.9%
  • Bristol – Western Daily Press : 26,863 ; -9.4%
  • Bristol Evening Post : 36,262 ; -9.2%
  • Burton Mail : 11,926 ; -4.4%
  • Cambridge News : 20,234 ; -3.2%
  • Cardiff – South Wales Echo – Evening : 31,009 ; -8.1%
  • Carlisle – News and Star East : 11,621 ; -10.2%
  • Carlisle – News and Star West : 4,516 ; -8.4%
  • Colchester – Daily Gazette : 15,613 ; -9.2%
  • Coventry Telegraph : 32,619 ; -8.3%
  • Daily Post (Wales) : 30,606 ; -4.2%
  • Darlington – The Northern Echo : 39,815 ; -6.1%
  • Derby Telegraph : 30,715 ; -7.5%
  • Doncaster Star : 2,111 ; -15.1%
  • Dorset Echo : 16,772 ; -4.5%
  • Dundee Courier & Advertiser : 59,754 ; -5.2%
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph : 22,904 ; -1.8%
  • Edinburgh – Evening News : 37,250 ; -11.2%
  • Exeter – Express & Echo : 15,669 ; -8.4%
  • Express & Star (West Midlands) : 104,262 ; -10.9%
  • Glasgow – Evening Times : 49,096 ; -9.5%
  • Gloucestershire Echo : 15,139 ; -7.6%
  • Greenock Telegraph : 13,913 ; -5.5%
  • Grimsby Telegraph : 24,346 ; -9.6%
  • Guernsey Press & Star : 15,022 ; -1.4%
  • Halifax Courier : 15,046 ; -8.0%
  • Hartlepool Mail : 13,387 ; -9.9%
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner : 19,249 ; -7.3%
  • Hull Daily Mail : 41,406 ; -6.9%
  • Ipswich – East Anglian Daily Times : 29,772 ; 0.3%
  • Ipswich – Evening Star : 15,471 ; 0.4%
  • Irish News – Morning : 41,932 ; -5.2%
  • Jersey Evening Post : 18,011 ; -4.6%
  • Lancashire Evening Post : 22,079 ; -7.1%
  • Lancashire Telegraph – Blackburn : 22,185 ; -9.4%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post : 34,851 ; -10.9%
  • Leeds – Yorkshire Post : 38,411 ; -4.4%
  • Leicester Mercury : 48,457 ; -10.4%
  • Lincolnshire Echo : 16,611 ; -6.0%
  • Liverpool Daily Post : 7,652 ; -13.7%
  • Liverpool Echo : 81,506 ; -6.5%
  • Manchester Evening News : 84,462 ; -9.5%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Evening Chronicle : 50,748 ; -7.5%
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Journal : 24,106 ; -11.3%
  • Northampton Chronicle & Echo : 15,913 ; -4.6%
  • Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Kettering : 17,857 ; -6.3%
  • Norwich – Eastern Daily Press : 59,802 ; 0.7%
  • Norwich – Evening News : 18,931 ; 7.5%
  • Nottingham Post : 33,940 ; -17.2%
  • Oldham Evening Chronicle : 13,640 ; -10.7%
  • Oxford Mail : 17,929 ; -9.2%
  • Paisley Daily Express : 7,137 ; -7.6%
  • Peterborough Evening Telegraph : 14,883 ; -4.0%
  • Plymouth – The Herald : 28,303 ; -6.7%
  • Plymouth – Western Morning News : 31,642 ; -1.0%
  • Portsmouth – News & Sports Mail : 39,432 ; -7.9%
  • Scarborough Evening News : 10,637 ; -7.2%
  • Scunthorpe Telegraph : 14,414 ; -10.4%
  • Sheffield Star & Green ‘Un : 35,919 ; -7.4%
  • Shropshire Star : 51,240 ; -11.8%
  • South Shields – Shields Gazette : 14,164 ; -7.3%
  • South Wales Argus – Evening : 22,314 ; -6.0%
  • South Wales Evening Post : 38,364 ; -6.4%
  • Southampton – Southern Daily Echo : 31,038 ; -6.0%
  • Southend – Basildon – Castle Point – Echo : 30,074 ; -2.9%
  • Sunderland Echo & Football Echo : 30,654 ; -10.3%
  • Swindon Advertiser : 17,155 ; -6.2%
  • Teesside – Evening Gazette : 38,606 ; -5.0%
  • The Argus Brighton : 23,874 ; -6.6%
  • The Bolton News : 20,571 ; -10.2%
  • The Citizen : 19,094 ; -8.2%
  • The Gazette – Blackpool : 21,156 ; -9.1%
  • The Leader (Wrexham, Flintshire & Chester) : 15,497 ; -11.6%
  • The Sentinel : 48,155 ; -6.9%
  • Torquay – Herald Express : 19,784 ; -6.3%
  • Ulster – News Letter : 22,548 ; -4.7%
  • Wales – The Western Mail – Morning : 25,898 ; -5.8%
  • Wigan Evening Post : 6,754 ; -5.6%
  • Worcester News : 13,577 ; -7.1%
  • York – The Press : 25,226 ; -4.9%

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