The Sun has overtaken the Metro’s print circulation, after the free daily pushed the UK’s best-selling newspaper off the top spot for the first time last month, new ABC figures reveal.
The Sun had a total print circulation of 1,481,876 in March, down 7.52 per cent year-on-year, against the Metro’s distribution of 1,473,956, a -0.36 per cent year-on-year drop.
Every national newsbrand saw circulation fall year-on-year in March, with the smallest decline at City AM (distribution of 90,964, down 0.11 per cent).
The smallest paid-for circulation falls were at The Times, down 1.29 per cent year-on-year with a circulation of 435,061, and The Observer, down 1.85 per cent year-on-year at 175,904.
ABC national newspaper print circulation figures for March 2018 (see also online figures below):
|Publication||Total print circulation (March 2018)||Year-on-year % change||Bulks|
|The Sun on Sunday||1,224,261||-10.08||118,256|
|The Mail on Sunday||1,065,529||-14.63|
|London Evening Standard (FREE)||873,982||-3.04|
|The Sunday Times||739,444||-6.35||85,044|
|The Daily Telegraph||382,204||-17.02|
|The Sunday Telegraph||293,360||-17.63|
|Daily Star – Sunday||236,275||-5.23|
|City AM (FREE)||90,964||-0.11|
|Website||Daily average unique browsers (March 2018)||Year-on-year % change|
|Trinity Mirror Group – Digital||8,268,971||-6.75|