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ABC Regional Newspapers: January - June 2012

29 Aug 2012 |   

Three regional newspaper groups in our analysis enjoyed increases in the January to June 2012 period - Newsquest (Midlands South), Advertiser (North of England) and the Bristol Observer Group.

Today's ABC release also shows that four of the top regional newspaper titles recorded circulation increases in the six month period - Champion (up 10.8%), Wirral Globe (1.7%), Portsmouth Journal (0.3%) and MK News (3.9%).

However, the figures paint a fairly poor picture for some regional newspaper groups and titles. The Sheffield Weekly Gazette saw its circulation fall by over 18,000 copies on the second half of 2011, while four of the top groups - MEN Weekly Free Newspapers Group, Midland News Association Group, Chronicle Newspaper Group and KM Extra Group (Kent) - saw their total average net circulation fall by more than 24,000 each.

Regional Newspaper Groups

Title Jul 11 - Dec 11 Jan 12 - Jun 12 Actual Change PoP % Change
Total 2,599,783 2,486,442 -113,341 -3.5
MEN Weekly Free Newspapers Group 445,337 420,288 -25,049 -5.6
Midland News Association Group 448,455 418,771 -29,684 -6.6
Chronicle Newspapers Group 361,105 336,917 -24,188 -6.7
Newsquest (Midlands South) Ltd Group 290,137 290,452 315 0.1
Echo Newspapers Free Newspaper Group 205,171 197,308 -7,863 -3.8
KM Extra Group (Kent) 216,096 191,561 -24,535 -11.4
Berkshire Media Group 186,327 184,030 -2,297 -1.2
Advertiser (North of England) Group 148,670 150,700 2,030 1.4
Bristol Observer Group 145,105 149,643 4,538 3.1
Standard Recorder Group 153,380 146,772 -6,608 -4.3
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Regional Newspaper Titles

 

Title Jul 11 - Dec 11 Jan 12 - Jun 12 Actual Change % Change
Total 1,122,886 1,111,008 -11,878 -1.6
Nottingham & Long Eaton Topper 212,324 211,732 -592 -0.3
Champion 139,851 154,919 15,068 10.8
Wirral Globe 110,140 111,973 1,833 1.7
Express & Star (West Midlands) 104,262 100,244 -4,018 -3.9
Milton Keynes Citizen 102,203 99,284 -2,919 -2.9
Portsmouth Journal 98,229 98,506 277 0.3
MK News 85,836 89,143 3,307 3.9
Sheffield Weekly Gazette 104,073 85,461 -18,612 -17.9
Liverpool Echo 81,506 80,762 -744 -0.9
Manchester Evening News 84,462 78,984 -5,478 -6.5
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