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

Election 2015: Where do people get their news?

Election 2015: Where do people get their news?

With the election almost upon us, the first in Newsworks' series of election trackers looks at where people get their news from.

Share
Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges at D&AD's open sessions in the Truman Brewery criticised the rise of video case studies in awards submissions, arguing they "sexed up" average work.

Share
Prime Mover: the priming effect of digital out-of-home revealed
[Sponsored feature]

Prime Mover: the priming effect of digital out-of-home revealed

Digital out-of-home is an exciting new medium with great scope for visual and interactive communication: but how effective is it as an advertising channel? Ocean turned to the world of neuroscience to find out

Share

Get news by email