NRS PADD: Gap between magazine print and mobile audiences narrowing
While the majority of magazines are still enjoyed in their printed form, mobile continues to play a growing role in readership, according to the latest NRS PADD results for the January to December 2016 period.
Seven of the 12 surveyed magazine brands have a bigger print audience than PC or mobile - some much greater than others - however, mobile audiences are generally either steady or growing across all titles.
Hello currently records a combined print and digital audience of a little less than 4 million, with 2.5 million of those coming from print and 1.4 million coming from mobile.
Similarly, 1.6 million of Heat’s 2.2 million-strong audience prefer to pick up a printed copy, while 620,000 access the online edition on their mobile or tablet.
For film lovers’ favourite Empire, which has a total readership of 1.1 million, 708,000 are from print and 362,000 on mobile.
Both Hello and Heat, however, have seen their print audience decline and mobile readership grow since the last reported period.
For other print-dominated titles OK, Elle, Glamour and Top Gear, the split is less significant - with most titles’ print and mobile split now almost even.
BBC Good Food and Time Out continue to benefit the most from digital, with almost 6.2 million of BBC Good Food’s 8.8 million-strong audience coming from mobile and 2.3 million from PC.
For Time Out’s readership of 5.1 million, mobile accounts for 3.4 million while PC brings in 1.4 million.
Interestingly, BBC Good Food and Time Out are the only magazine brands which have bigger PC audiences than print.
The Radio Times and NME’s readerships are also dominated by mobile, followed by print, with PC playing a small but still notable role for both brands.
|Net Print/PC and Mobile Total||Total Print||Total PC||Total Mobile|
|OK! / ok.co.uk||6,061||3,010||734||2,989|
|Hello! / hellomagazine.com||3,973||2,545||249||1,417|
|Heat / Heatworld - Lifestyle.One||2,204||1,617||79||620|
|BBC Good Food / bbcgoodfood.com||8,764||1,447||2,264||6,155|
|Cosmopolitan / cosmopolitan.co.uk||3,085||1,303||306||1,834|
|Glamour / glamourmagazine.co.uk||1,568||893||168||641|
|Elle / elleuk.com||1,255||699||96||619|
|Radio Times / radiotimes.com||6,908||2,749||1,183||3,591|
|Time Out / timeout.com||5,142||1,072||1,392||3,447|
|NME / nme.com||2,087||661||435||1,196|
|BBC Top Gear / topgear.com||2,170||1,140||248||956|
|Empire / empireonline.com||1,124||708||161||362|
|Net Print & PC Total||Net Print & Mobile Total||Net PC & Mobile Total||Print Only (and not PC or Mobile)||PC Only (and not Print or Mobile)||Mobile Only (and not Print or PC)||Increase PC & Mobile adds to Print||Increase Mobile adds to Print & PC|
|OK! / ok.co.uk||3,682||5,549||3,553||2,508||512||2,379||101.4||64.6|
|Hello! / hellomagazine.com||2,769||3,799||1,614||2,359||175||1,204||56.1||43.5|
|Heat / Heatworld - Lifestyle.One||1,693||2,144||683||1,522||60||511||36.3||30.2|
|BBC Good Food / bbcgoodfood.com||3,565||7,174||7,829||935||1,590||5,199||505.6||145.8|
|Cosmopolitan / cosmopolitan.co.uk||1,590||2,867||2,071||1,014||219||1,496||136.7||94.1|
|Glamour / glamourmagazine.co.uk||1,053||1,450||763||805||118||515||75.6||48.9|
|Elle / elleuk.com||782||1,190||690||565||65||473||79.6||60.5|
|Radio Times / radiotimes.com||3,844||6,103||4,456||2,453||805||3,064||151.3||79.7|
|Time Out / timeout.com||2,341||4,145||4,505||637||996||2,801||379.7||119.6|
|NME / nme.com||1,081||1,741||1,551||536||346||1,006||215.9||93.1|
|BBC Top Gear / topgear.com||1,382||1,981||1,148||1,022||189||789||90.5||57.1|
|Empire / empireonline.com||865||992||497||627||132||259||58.8||30.0|