The Guardian and the Independent were among the poorest performers across the national daily press, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABCs) figures.
The two qualities registered year-on-year declines of 6.7% and 8.01% respectively. Both papers also posted month-on-month circulation dips between October and November.
November proved a mixed month for national newspapers with the London Evening Standard, the Observer, the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mail, the Financial Times and the Sun recording year-on-year upturns in circulations.
The Daily Telegraph was the only national newspaper to record a month-on-month circulation increase, which edged up just 0.5%, from 882,413 in October to 882,873 in November.
The News International-owned Sun kept its circulation above 3m, registering a year-on-year increase of just 0.18% to 3,078,388.
The red top has now recorded its second consecutive year-on-year increase since May 2003, thanks to its 20p price cut In London and the south-east. However, its circulation fell by 1.55% from October.
Associated-owned newspapers the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard recorded year-on-year growth in circulations. The Daily Mail’s circulation hit 2,327,507, up 1.41% on the previous year while The Evening Standard was up 7.17% year-on-year to 291,991.
Across the Sunday market, the qualities had for the most part a dismal month, with The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday all seeing their year-on-year circulation falling.
The Sunday Times suffered a year-on-year dip of 5.8%, falling from 1,288,554 to 1,213,878. It also suffered a month-on-month fall in circulation.
The Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Sunday Express and the People all registered year-on-year circulation declines.
The Sunday Mirror, Observer and Daily Star Sunday, however, scored year-on-year increases.