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Consumer ABCs: News & Current Affairs

15 Aug 2019  |  Newsline Staff 
Consumer ABCs: News & Current Affairs

The Economist remains the UK's best-selling news and current affairs title according to the latest ABC figures - holding steady with its circulation, despite a price rise in March.

The title's global print and digital circulation was essentially flat on the previous period at 1,657,800, while the UK edition circulation (ex-Ireland) was up 1.4% to 302,300.

Meanwhile, Private Eye, which places second in the rankings, also held steady, proving that people are still seeking out satire in politically ridiculous times. The print magazine was down a marginal -0.1% PoP and -0.6% YoY to a total circulation of 233,600.

Elsewhere, Dennis' The Week Junior once again recorded the strongest growth out of all titles in the market, up 15.8% in H1 and 18.3% YoY to a total print circulation of 70,100.

However, its parent publication, The Week, suffered a -3.9% decline over the period to 145,300, an -18% drop on this time last year.

MoneyWeek also saw its circulation fall significantly (-11% PoP and -23.2% YoY), while The Spectator (excluding Australia) was down -24% PoP and -19.2% YoY to a circulation of 76,300 across both print and digital.

However, citing a new methodology which has seen The Spectator pull out of the ABC's 'double counting' - meaning the publication does not count a 'print and digital subscription' as two separate subscriptions - then The Spectator is technically up 9% YoY.

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