June ABC's: A bleak month for newspapers

19 Jul 2018  |  Newsline Staff 
June ABC's: A bleak month for newspapers

Daily market

Only one title in the entire daily newspaper market was able to boost its circulation figures in June, while the overall market declined 1% month-on-month and 9.2% year-on-year.

Despite a drop over the year of -5%, the Financial Times was up 1.1% between May and June, shifting an extra 2,000 copies. The broadsheet's total circulation now stands at 183,300.

However, all other titles in the daily market saw their circulations decline last month. The Guardian was down almost -2% to 138,000, while The Times was down -0.7% to 428,000.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail was down -1% to 1.26m, and the Sun down -1.5% to 1.45m.

Sunday market

No title in the Sunday market recorded any circulation growth in June. Overall the entire market was down -4.4% month-on-month, and -12.4% year-on-year.

In the quality market, the Observer was down -2.6% to 166,300, the Sunday Times down -6.6% to 721,800, and the Sunday Telegraph (no longer reporting any free bulks) was down -4.9% to 288,500.

Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday was down -4.8% - a drop of almost 54,000 - to a little over 1 million, while the Sunday Express dropped -6.3% to 295,300, a drop of almost 20,000.

London Free Press

Blame it on the heatwave, but the London free press was also down in June. Overall, the market dropped -1.2% month-on-month and -2.8% year-on-year.

City A.M. was down -1.5%, the London Evening Standard was down -3.1, and the Metro was down just -0.1%.

National Newspaper ABC Figures - June 2018
Daily Titles Jun-17 May-18 Jun-18 YoY Actual Change YoY % Change PoP Actual Change PoP % Change
Total Daily 7,651,073 7,013,591 6,949,971 -701,102 -9.2 -63,620 -0.9
Quality
Daily Telegraph 484,010 376,650 370,613 -113,397 -23.4 -6,037 -1.6
Financial Times 193,029 181,311 183,319 -9,710 -5.0 2,008 1.1
Guardian 159,007 140,778 138,082 -20,925 -13.2 -2,696 -1.9
i 270,990 251,793 248,234 -22,756 -8.4 -3,559 -1.4
Times 458,381 431,053 428,034 -30,347 -6.6 -3,019 -0.7
Mid Market
Daily Express 381,467 340,613 338,575 -42,892 -11.2 -2,038 -0.6
Daily Mail 1,440,392 1,277,409 1,264,810 -175,582 -12.2 -12,599 -1.0
Popular
Daily Mirror 640,747 564,251 562,523 -78,224 -12.2 -1,728 -0.3
Daily Record 145,724 129,151 125,366 -20,358 -14.0 -3,785 -2.9
Daily Star 426,154 370,640 364,448 -61,706 -14.5 -6,192 -1.7
Sun 1,571,168 1,473,773 1,451,584 -119,584 -7.6 -22,189 -1.5
Other
Metro (UK footprint - Mon-Fri) 1,480,004 1,476,169 1,474,383 -5,621 -0.4 -1,786 -0.1
National Newspaper ABC Figures - June 2018
Sunday Titles Jun-17 May-18 Jun-18 YoY Actual Change YoY % Change PoP Actual Change PoP % Change
Total Sunday 5,570,675 5,104,591 4,881,071 -689,604 -12.4 -223,520 -4.4
Quality
Observer 192,889 170,775 166,317 -26,572 -13.8 -4,458 -2.6
Sunday Times 792,081 772,509 721,808 -70,273 -8.9 -50,701 -6.6
Sunday Telegraph 355,539 303,416 288,484 -67,055 -18.9 -14,932 -4.9
Mid Market
Mail On Sunday 1,236,839 1,110,637 1,056,916 -179,923 -14.5 -53,721 -4.8
Sunday Express 328,559 314,985 295,294 -33,265 -10.1 -19,691 -6.3
Sunday Post 135,747 116,986 115,973 -19,774 -14.6 -1,013 -0.9
Popular
Daily Star Sunday. 250,248 223,741 220,684 -29,564 -11.8 -3,057 -1.4
Sunday People 224,652 191,318 183,784 -40,868 -18.2 -7,534 -3.9
Sun on Sunday 1,344,894 1,272,592 1,224,119 -120,775 -9.0 -48,473 -3.8
Sunday Mail 153,427 135,197 131,716 -21,711 -14.2 -3,481 -2.6
Sunday Mirror 555,800 492,435 475,976 -79,824 -14.4 -16,459 -3.3
Free Press in London ABC Figures - June 2018
London Free Press Jun-17 May-18 Jun-18 YoY Actual Change YoY % Change PoP Actual Change PoP % Change
Total London Press 1,896,365 1,866,783 1,843,769 -52,596 -2.8 -23,014 -1.2
City A.M 91,294 87,170 85,848 -5,446 -6.0 -1,322 -1.5
London Evening Standard 907,269 895,329 867,325 -39,944 -4.4 -28,004 -3.1
Metro (London) 897,802 891,317 890,596 -7,206 -0.8 -721 -0.1
National Newspaper ABC Figures - January 2018 - June 2018
Daily Titles Jan 17 - Jun 17 Dec 17 - May 18 Jan 18 - Jun 18 YoY Actual Change YoY % Change PoP Actual Change PoP % Change
Total Daily 6,239,736 5,657,309 5,598,203 -641,533 -10.3 -59,106 -1.0
Quality
Daily Telegraph 470,157 381,594 377,377 -92,780 -19.7 -4,216 -1.1
Financial Times 191,395 184,917 183,528 -7,867 -4.1 -1,389 -0.8
Guardian 155,239 147,582 145,082 -10,157 -6.5 -2,500 -1.7
i 266,753 254,238 252,558 -14,196 -5.3 -1,680 -0.7
Times 448,912 435,972 432,691 -16,220 -3.6 -3,281 -0.8
Mid Market
Daily Express 386,137 355,499 350,417 -35,719 -9.3 -5,081 -1.4
Daily Mail 1,454,813 1,317,638 1,294,207 -160,605 -11.0 -23,430 -1.8
Popular
Daily Mirror 679,732 571,069 567,571 -112,161 -16.5 -3,498 -0.6
Daily Record 150,608 132,640 130,075 -20,533 -13.6 -2,564 -1.9
Daily Star 435,077 387,666 382,275 -52,802 -12.1 -5,391 -1.4
Sun 1,600,913 1,488,495 1,482,421 -118,492 -7.4 -6,074 -0.4
National Newspaper ABC Figures - January 2018 - June 2018
Sunday Titles Jan 17 - Jun 17 Dec 17 - May 18 Jan 18 - Jun 18 YoY Actual Change YoY % Change PoP Actual Change PoP % Change
Total Sunday 5,643,288 5,048,387 5,006,890 -636,398 -11.3 -41,497 -0.8
Quality
Observer 183,725 174,604 172,787 -10,938 -6.0 -1,817 -1.0
Sunday Times 791,364 743,974 740,972 -50,392 -6.4 -3,001 -0.4
Sunday Telegraph 356,377 298,225 295,260 -61,117 -17.1 -2,965 -1.0
Mid Market
Sunday Express 333,622 310,571 305,863 -27,759 -8.3 -4,708 -1.5
Mail On Sunday 1,244,113 1,094,067 1,081,482 -162,631 -13.1 -12,585 -1.2
Sunday Post 139,590 121,754 119,474 -20,116 -14.4 -2,279 -1.9
Popular
Daily Star Sunday. 252,424 233,418 229,251 -23,173 -9.2 -4,167 -1.8
Sunday People 231,114 190,940 189,418 -41,696 -18.0 -1,522 -0.8
Sun on Sunday 1,359,336 1,252,518 1,249,899 -109,437 -8.1 -2,619 -0.2
Sunday Mail 160,767 138,815 136,400 -24,367 -15.2 -2,414 -1.7
Sunday Mirror 590,854 489,501 486,082 -104,772 -17.7 -3,419 -0.7

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