Newspaper circulation figures

NATIONAL newspaper circulations fell across the board in July, new ABC figures show.

Sales of both Express titles fell by 10 per cent. Circulation of the daily is now 306,119, and the Sunday 267,268.

The Guardian recorded the smallest year-on-year circulation decline with a drop of five per cent to 130,484 copies.

The biggest year-on-year decline was reported by the Sunday People and Daily Star Sunday at 18 per cent.

The Sun remains the best-selling national newspaper with a circulation of 1.26m, only 100,000 copies above nearest rival the Daily Mail.

The free Metro has the largest circulation of any UK newspaper at 1.42m.


MAY 2019

NATIONAL newspaper circulations continued to fall across the board in April, according to the latest ABC figures.

The smallest declines were seen at free titles the Metro and the Evening Standard, followed by the Sunday Times which fell by 4 per cent year-on-year to a circulation of 707,597.

The Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, both owned by Reach, saw the biggest dips in circulation, falling 17 per cent year-on-year each to 403,175 and 157,640 respectively.

The Sunday Mirror’s drop meant it fell below the circulation of The Times for the first time, although the Times figure includes 75,241 bulk sales.


Newspaper circulation figures continued to fall across the board in March with the exception of the Evening Standard where distribution stayed steady on last year.

The latest ABC figures show Reach-owned titles the Sunday People, Star on Sunday and Daily Star continued to record the biggest year-on-year declines. Daily and Sunday Express figures also fell dramatically.

Free title the Metro posted the smallest year-on-year drop of 3 per cent, followed by the Sunday Times which had a 4 per cent drop in circulation.


Newspaper print circulations fell across the board in February, ABC figures show.

The Mirror titles continue to record the biggest year-on-year circulation declines, with the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People posting double-digit drops.

Free titles the Metro and London Evening Standard recorded the smallest year-on-year declines, falling by three per cent each.

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