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December 12, 2019updated 30 Sep 2022 8:42am

National newspaper ABCs: Full figures for November 2019

By Charlotte Tobitt

The Sun has remained the UK’s best-selling newspaper despite a drop in circulation of 13 per cent year-on-year.

It sold 1.2m copies in November, according to the latest ABC figures. The free Metro distributed 1.4m copies.

All paid-for newspapers continued to see their sales fall year-on-year, with the smallest drop (three per cent) at the Observer.

National newspaper circulations for November 2019 (ABC):

Publication Total average circ. Nov 2019 Year-on-year % change Bulks
Metro FREE 1,421,309 -2%
The Sun 1,217,029 -13% 66,859
Daily Mail 1,133,268 -7%
The Sun on Sunday 1,032,959 -13% 66,861
The Mail on Sunday 966,299 -6%
Evening Standard FREE 816,378 -5%
The Sunday Times 653,340 -10% 50,937
Daily Mirror 454,685 -12%
Sunday Mirror 371,540 -14%
The Times 364,936 -12% 53,808
The Daily Telegraph 309,167 -14%
Daily Express 297,920 -8% 11
Daily Star 288,819 -15% 63
Sunday Express 258,856 -8% 15
The Sunday Telegraph 246,910 -13%
i 220,229 -8% 47,565
Daily Star – Sunday 171,713 -17%
Financial Times 163,324 -8% 30,055
The Observer 160,363 -3%
Sunday People 143,517 -15%
The Guardian 129,053 -6%
Sunday Mail 107,415 -14%
Daily Record 106,479 -12%
Sunday Post 89,614 -18% 538
City AM FREE 85,760 0%

Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls 

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