TV & Satellite Week was the only title to show any real growth in the TV listings sector, which dipped 3.3 per cent overall.
The IPC title showed an 18.3 per cent gain on the previous year and is expected to receive a further boost with a marketing campaign this autumn.
Radio Times reported sales of 1.2 million, down 3.9 per cent year-on-year, following its £6m marketing drive and relaunch in April. BBC Worldwide plans to extend its presence further with forthcoming spin-offs including Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction and Radio Times Guide to Films.
Despite the initial price war and threat from Bauer’s TV Choice, IPC’s What’s On TV remains the market leader, selling an amazing 1.7 million. TV Choice reported sales of 751,618.
The soap titles also struggled, with Inside Soap down 5 per cent, Soap Life down 8 per cent and All About Soap down 15 per cent on last year.