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Encyclopedia > Newspaper circulation

A newspaper's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on an average day, although circulation rates are decreasing. It is one of the principal factors used to set advertising rates. Circulation is not always the same as copies sold, often called paid circulation, since some newspapers are distributed without cost to the reader. Readership figures are usually higher than circulation figures because of the assumption that a typical copy of the newspaper is read by more than one person. Advert redirects here. ...


In many countries, circulations are audited by independent bodies such as the Audit Bureau of Circulations to assure advertisers that a given newspaper does indeed reach the number of people claimed by the publisher. For other uses, see Audit (disambiguation). ... The Audit Bureau of Circulations is one of the several organizations of the same name operating in different parts of the world. ...

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World newspapers with the largest circulation

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) publishes a list of newspapers with the largest circulation. In 2005, China topped the list in term of total newspaper circulation with 93.5 million a day, India came second with 78.8 million, followed by Japan, with 70.4 million; the United States, with 48.3 million; and Germany, with 22.1 million. Around 75% of the 100 best selling newspapers are in Asia and seven out of top ten are Japanese newspapers. [1] The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization made up of 76 national newspaper associations, 12 news agencies, 10 regional press organisations and individual newspaper executives in 100 countries. ...


The Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, and Mainichi Shimbun are still the best-selling newspapers in the world. Germany's Bild became the only entry in the top ten from outside of Asia. Cankao Xiaoxi (參考消息) is the most popular paper in China. The highest selling from the United States is USA Today, which is 13th in the world. Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri-Osaka Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 Yomiuri Shinbun) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... Asahi-OSAKA office Asahi is a common name in Japan, for other uses see Asahi. ... Headquarters in Tokyo Osaka Office Newsagents shop in Higashi-osaka Printing plant in Settsu The Mainichi Shimbun , lit. ... The Bild-Zeitung (lit. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


According to the Guinness Book of Records, the daily circulation of the Soviet newspaper Trud exceeded 21,500,000 in 1990, while the Soviet weekly Argumenty i fakty boasted the circulation of 33,500,000 in 1991. Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Trud can mean several things: Trud is an alternative name for the Valkyrie Thrud. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Argumenty i Fakty (Russian: , commonly abbreviated АиФ - English: Arguments and Facts) is a weekly newspaper based in Moscow and a publishing house in Russia and worldwide. ...


Individual countries

India

The 2006 National Readership Survey findings show the largest read local language newspapers to be Dainik Jagran (with 21.2 million readers) and Rajasthan Patrika (with 21.0 million readers), both published in Hindi. The Times of India is the most widely read English language newspaper (7.9 million), followed by The Hindu (4.05 million), and Hindustan Times (3.85 million). Dainik Jagran is a Hindi daily newspaper. ... Rajasthan Patrika is a Hindi language daily newspaper published from Jaipur and other major cities in Indian state of Rajasthan and form major Indian cities such as Banglore,Surat,Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Hubli. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... The Common Man featured on a commemorative stamp released by the Indian Postal Service on the 150th Anniversary of the Times of India - 1988. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For followers of Hinduism, see Hindu. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Japan

The 2004 circulation figures for the morning editions of Japan's five largest newspapers: Yomiuri Shimbun, 10,077,410; The Asahi Shimbun 8,284,513; Mainichi Shimbun, 3,957,410; Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 3,009,253; Sankei Shimbun, 2,086,391 [2] Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri-Osaka Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 Yomiuri Shinbun) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... Asahi-OSAKA office Asahi is a common name in Japan, for other uses see Asahi. ... Headquarters in Tokyo Osaka Office Newsagents shop in Higashi-osaka Printing plant in Settsu The Mainichi Shimbun , lit. ... Nikkei headquarters in Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Nikkei offices in Osaka Nihon Keizai Shimbun lit. ... Sankei Shimbun (産経新聞 Sakei Shinbun) is a Japanese language daily newspaper. ...


United Kingdom

Best-selling papers as of July 2, 2006, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, [3] are News of the World, 3,471,415; The Sun, 3,148,700 and The Daily Mail, 2,340,255. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The News of the World is a British tabloid newspaper published every Sunday. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... The Daily Mail and its Sunday edition the Mail on Sunday are British newspapers, first published in 1896. ...


United States

The heyday of the newspaper industry was the 1940s, but the percentage of Americans reading newspapers began to decline with the increased competition from radio and television. A growing population helped the absolute circulation numbers continue to increase until the 1970s, where it remained stable until the 1990s, when absolute circulation numbers began declining.


Newspaper circulation numbers are reported to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Best-selling papers as of September 30, 2006 in the U.S.A., according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, [4] are USA Today, 2,549,695; The Wall Street Journal, 2,074,127 and The New York Times, 1,623,697. The Audit Bureau of Circulations is one of the several organizations of the same name operating in different parts of the world. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Audit Bureau of Circulations is one of the several organizations of the same name operating in different parts of the world. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...

Further information: List of newspapers in the United States by circulation

This is a list of the top 100 newspapers in the United States by largest reported circulation. ...

Canada

The most widely read paper in the country is the Toronto Star, which, as of the six-month period ending on March 31, 2006, averaged 640,367 copies sold on Saturday, 435,650 Monday to Friday, and 439,982 on Sunday. [5] The second most widely read paper is Toronto-based national newspaper The Globe and Mail, which averaged 410,266 copies on Saturdays, and 320,835 Monday to Friday. The most widely read French-language newspaper is Le Journal de Montréal, which averaged 314,575 copies on Saturday, 266,835 Monday to Friday, and 261,375 on Sunday. It should be noted that unlike in the United States, newpapers in Canada published their biggest and mostly widely read editions on Saturdays, and that most papers don't publish on Sundays. The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English-language nationally distributed newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. ... Le Journal de Montréal is a tabloid daily newspaper in Montreal, Quebec, and is the largest-circulation French-language newspaper in North America. ...


See also

Most circulated periodical magazines in the U.S. as of 2003. ...

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