The Evening Standard was the only newspaper to record strong growth both month on month and year on year in the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures for the six months to September. Times Media and Guardian News & Media newspapers also did well month on month.
Associated Newspapers’ Evening Standard enjoyed a resurgence with a 6.76% rise month on month, and 5% year on year to 291,275.
Year on year, the Independent on Sunday recorded one of the most significant drops, with a 9.5% decline to 202,094. Month on month it fell 7.24%. Its weekday equivalent also fell month on month by 3.95% and year on year by 4.3% to 233,555.
In contrast, Guardian News & Media’s The Observer recorded strong month on month growth of 10.17%, although it fell 3.24% year on year. The Guardian had a similarly strong month on month result, up 4.9%, although it also fell year on year by 5.27% to 345,362.
News International’s The Times grew 4.12% month on month, though fell slightly year on year by 2.9% to 620,073. The Sunday Times also enjoyed a 5.6% month on month growth, while it fell 2% year on year.
Its sister tabloid publication, The Sun, remained the most steady with a slight increase both month on month and year on year to 3.1 million. News of the World saw little month on month movement, but fell 3.8% year on year to 3.196 million.
The Financial Times was steady with a 2.83% month on month rise, despite a 1.1% year on year fall to 435,864.
Overall, the daily newspaper market fell 2.5% to 11.4 million, while the Sunday market fell 5.47%.