Newspaper circulation for 6 mos. ending 3/31/02

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Top 50 newspapers by circulation
Figures for the six months ended March 31, 2002, compared with the same period last year. Rank is based on Monday-Friday circulation, except where noted. When papers report separate circulations for some weekdays, the number used is the weighted average. In some cases, Sunday
Rank Newspaper Circulation % change Sunday circulation
1 USA Today* 2,120 -3.5 2,575
2 The Wall Street Journal 1,821 0.1 NA
3 The New York Times 1,194 3.8 1,735
4 Los Angeles Times a b 986 -6.9 1,395
5 Washington Post 812 0.7 1,070
6 New York Daily News 733 2.2 810
7 Chicago Tribune a b 628 0.7 1,016
8 Newsday 578 0.1 664
9 New York Post 563 15.4 403
10 Houston Chronicle b 546 0.1 738
11 The Dallas Morning News a 526 1.8 777
12 San Francisco Chronicle 525 -1.4 537
13 Arizona Republic b 496 2.9 602
14 Chicago Sun-Times 487 0.5 382
15 Boston Globe 479 1.9 705
16 Atlanta Journal-Constitution a f 416 NA 660
17 Newark Star-Ledger 407 0 609
18 Philadelphia Inquirer 381 -3 760
19 Minneapolis Star Tribune a b 376 2 669
20 Cleveland Plain Dealer b 368 1.3 479
21 San Diego Union-Tribune b 368 -1.7 450
22 Detroit Free Press c 365 -0.2 741
23 St. Petersburg Times b 353 0.5 440
24 Portland Oregonian 348 -2.7 425
25 Miami Herald b 327 -0.8 444
26 Rocky Mountain News (Denver) a d 315.4 NA 795
27 Orange County Register b 314.8 -10.9 371
28 Denver Post a d 309 NA 795
29 Sacramento Bee b 307 3.5 358
30 Baltimore Sun a b 296 -1.3 468
31 St. Louis Post-Dispatch b 290 -3.7 472
32 San Jose Mercury News b 275 -3.1 301
33 Investor’s Business Daily 273 -9.9 NA
34 Kansas City Star 266 -0.8 380
35 Orlando Sentinel b 265 1.7 388
36 South Florida Sun-Sentinel b 262 -2.4 372
37 Boston Herald 257 -2.2 162
38 Columbus Dispatch b 253 2.1 372
39 Indianapolis Star b 253 0.6 366
40 Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel 250 -6.5 434
41 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 248 1.8 412
42 Charlotte Observer b 240 -0.4 292
43 Detroit News c 240 0.7 741
44 San Antonio Express-News a 237 -0.2 360
45 Fort Worth Star-Telegram a 231 -2.4 326
46 Seattle Times e 228 1.1 473
47 Louisville Courier-Journal b 227 0.8 284
48 Tampa Tribune b 225 -3.7 299
49 Buffalo News b 220 -2.6 302
50 Daily Oklahoman b 218 -2.5 291
Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations. Notes: Circulation figures are in thousands. *USA Today’s Friday circulation is listed in the Sunday column. Percent change computed against six month averages for the period ending March 31, 2001. a) Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average weekday circulation; b) weekday averages include Saturday, c) Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have combined Sunday edition; d) Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post have combined Sunday edition; e) Combined Sunday edition with Seattle Post-Intelligencer; f) averages from Nov. 2, 2001 to March 31, 2002
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