Consumer ABCs: TV Listings

15 Feb 2018  |  Scarlett O'Donoghue 
Consumer ABCs: TV Listings

The TV market posted a mixed bag of results in the second half of 2017, and year-on-year the market is generally in decline. However, circulation figures still remain strong.

H Bauer's TV Choice continues to lead the market with the the highest circulation - entirely in print, like the majority of the market - of almost 1.2 million. Period-on-period circulation remained almost static (-1%) and was only down -2.5% year-on-year.

In second place is What's on TV from Time Inc with a circulation of 896,000 (up 1.2% PoP and down -5.2% YoY), followed by Immediate Media's Radio Times with a circulation of 632,000 (up 1.5% PoP and down -7.7% YoY).

After a tough start to the year, Time Inc's TV Times saw a 2.2% increase PoP, perhaps benefitting from sales during the festive period.

Meanwhile, Time Inc's Soaplife which recorded a 15.2% PoP increase in H1, saw a PoP decline of -5.7% in H2.

Print & Digital (Gross) Total Print Circulation Total Digital Circulation
Title Publisher Dec end 17 % PoP % YoY Dec end 17 % PoP % YoY Dec end 17 % PoP % YoY
TV Choice H Bauer Publishing 1,188,558 -0.99 -2.51 1,188,558 -0.99 -2.51 n/a n/a n/a
What's on TV Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 895,925 1.17 -5.16 895,925 1.17 -5.16 n/a n/a n/a
Radio Times Immediate Media Company 631,960 1.48 -7.73 631,960 1.48 -7.73 n/a n/a n/a
TV Times Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 180,768 2.17 -9.92 180,768 2.17 -9.92 n/a n/a n/a
TV & Satellite Week Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 108,807 -2.18 -9.39 108,807 -2.18 -9.39 n/a n/a n/a
Inside Soap Hearst Magazines UK 96,012 -2.25 -6.74 91,728 -3.39 -8.65 4,284 30.69 68.79
Total TV Guide H Bauer Publishing 94,209 2.17 -3.93 94,209 2.17 -3.93 n/a n/a n/a
Soaplife Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 42,200 -5.72 8.58 42,200 -5.72 8.58 n/a n/a n/a
Total n/a 3,238,439 n/a n/a 3,234,155 n/a n/a 4,284 n/a n/a


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