NEWSPAPER ABCs: Guardian is only daily riser in December

The Guardian was the only English national daily newspaper to report a month-on-month circulation uplift from November to December, in a particularly bad month for red-top titles.

The Guardian: only national daily to record a month-on-month rise in December
The Guardian: only national daily to record a month-on-month rise in December

View full table of results

According to the latest round of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures, The Guardian's circulation rose 1.61% to 230,108 in December, beating the rest of the quality market, which overall was down 1.01%.

The newspaper's December circulation figure will be all the more welcome to Guardian executives, as the paper's cover price was lifted by 20p only months ago.

The big fallers in December were The Sun, down 3.56% to 2,530,843 copies, Daily Star, down 3.56% to 616,498, and The Independent, which fell 6.51% to 119,551 copies.

Of The Guardian's quality rivals, The Daily Telegraph was down 1.28% to 587,040, while The Times fell 1.01% to 409,060 in the month.

Across the mid-market, the Daily Express nudged down 1.14% to 596,415, while the Daily Mail fell just 0.34% to 1,994,908.

Follow John Reynolds on Twitter @johnreynolds10

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

UK content marketing spend predicted to more than double by 2020

UK content marketing spend predicted to more than double by 2020

Content marketing spend in the UK is set to rise 179.2 per cent to £349 million in 2020, from £125 million in 2014, according to a report from Yahoo and Enders Analysis.

Share
Twitter makes it easier to find friends and relevant accounts

Twitter makes it easier to find friends and relevant accounts

Twitter is rolling out an update to its mobile app that helps people find their friends on the network through their address book and also makes tailored suggestions of accounts to follow.

Share
My Media Week: Michael Holt, Discovery Networks

My Media Week: Michael Holt, Discovery Networks

Michael Holt, the director of brand partnerships at Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, judges the Thinkbox Planning Awards; tees up a collaboration with Carlsberg and Guardian Labs; and celebrates a new deal… ding dong.

Share

Get news by email