An increase in free bulk distribution helped The Times grow its overall circulation year on year in April, according to ABC.
The daily recorded the largest year-on-year rise for April at 2 per cent, climbing to 445,700 copies. The figure includes 82,200 bulk sales, up by 15,000 year on year. Paid-for sales (excluding bulks) fell 1.7 per cent.
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The Financial Times saw a circulation increase of 0.6 per cent on the same period last year to 197,000, also due to an increase in bulks which now stand at 22,000. href="https://meed.com/
The biggest fall in circulation came from the Daily Star on Sunday, which is down 20 per cent year-on-year to 252,800 (down from 316,000).
Trinity Mirror also saw substantial year-on-year decline in circulation across its national titles:
- The Sunday Mirror fell by 18 per cent year-on-year to 585,000 copies (down from 709,400)
- The Sunday People was down 16 per cent year-on-year to 228,000 copies (from 272,000)
- The Daily Mirror dropped by 13 per cent to 687,000 (down from 785,700)
Free daily the Metro saw its UK distribution climb by 10 per cent year-on-year to 1.4m copies, narrowing the gap on Britain’s best-selling daily newspaper, The Sun, which was down 6 per cent year-on-year to 1.6m.
The Mail on Sunday was down 10 per cent year-on-year, compared to 6 per cent for the Daily Mail.
The Guardian’s circulation fell by 9 per cent year-on-year.
In Scotland, the Sunday Mail, Sunday Post and Daily Record all recorded double-digit year-on-year drops in circulation. The Mail was down 14 per cent, the Post by 21 per cent and the Record by 13 per cent.
|Publication||Circulation (April 2017)||Month-on-month % change||Year-on-year % change||Bulks|
|The Sun on Sunday||1,358,336||-0.23||-3.9||97,818|
|The Mail on Sunday||1,238,512||-0.78||-9.92||60,529|
|London Evening Standard||878,290||-2.56||-2.43|
|The Sunday Times||779,785||-1.24||-2.19||86,172|
|The Daily Telegraph||467,601||1.52||-6.19||45,142|
|The Sunday Telegraph||354,815||-0.37||-4.25||34,325|
|Daily Star – Sunday||252,805||1.4||-20.06|
|City AM (free)||90,555||-0.56||-6.15|