UK newspapers ranked by total readership (print and online)

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The Sun remains the most read UK newspaper, according to data from the National Readership Survey.

A poll of 36,000 British adults found that just under 13.5m people read The Sun or The Sun (Sunday) either in print or online every week. The paper is 1.5m readers ahead of its nearest challenger, the Mail, which attracts 12m readers across its daily and Sunday print titles and the Mail Online.

The total readership figure combines average weekly print readership figures for the year to June 2013 with each title’s Comscore figure for web readership in June.

All national news groups were slightly down in terms of their total readerships compared with the last time the NRS published data in May, relating to the year to March 2013. However, regionally, both the Glasgow Herald/Sunday Herald and Glasgow Evening Times grew their overall reach.

The Guardian/Observer was still the most read of the quality titles, with 5.3m combined readers, ahead of the Telegraph titles with 4.9m and The Times/Sunday Times with 4.5m.

Title Print (000s) Website only (000s) Combined (000s)
The Sun/The Sun (Sunday) 12,400 1,076 13,476
Daily Mail/The Mail on Sunday 9,521 2,449 11,970
Metro 7,458 389 7,847
Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror/The People 6,762 1,123 7,885
The Guardian/The Observer 2,781 2,475 5,257
The Daily Telegraph/The Sunday Telegraph 3,051 1,848 4,899
The Times/The Sunday Times 4,347 178 4,525
London Evening Standard 3,471 272 3,743
The Independent/The Independent on Sunday/i 2,607 1,056 3,662
Daily Express/Sunday Express 2,683 291 2,974
Daily Star/Daily Star Sunday 2,774 151 2,924
Daily Record/Sunday Mail 1,503 188 1,691
Financial Times 892 334 1,226
The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday 334 201 535
The Herald/Sunday Herald 296 136 4,322
Yorkshire Post 287 62 349
Glasgow Evening Times 214 49 263


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