FT enjoys strong readership rise

The Financial Times enjoyed the biggest readership increase among the dailies, while The Observer posted growth among the Sunday papers, according to the latest National Readership Survey (NRS) data.

The Financial Times saw a 14% readership increase to 430,000 in the year to June, while its supplement FT Money also performed well with an 18% rise to 289,000.

The biggest fall among the dailies came from Telegraph Media Group’s The Daily Telegraph, which fell 11% year on year to 1,843,000. Readership for its Telegraph Magazine and Your Money supplements also fell by 8% and 9% respectively.

Among the Sunday titles, Guardian News & Media’s The Observer saw a 4% increase to 1,374,000, while The Observer Magazine and Business & Media supplements also enjoyed growth of 2% and 12% respectively.

Independent News & Media saw falls among all its titles, with The Independent on Sunday in particular dropping 15% to 646,000.

News International’s soon-to-be closed thelondonpaper enjoyed the biggest rise among the free newspaper titles. It was up 14% to 1,101,000 year on year.

Associated Newspapers’ Metro closely followed with a 13% rise to 3,531,000. Its sister afternoon title, London Lite rose 11% to 1,132,000.

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