Newspaper circulation for 6 mos. ending 9/30/01

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Top newspapers by circulation
Figures for the six months ended September 30, 2001, 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 papers have different names.
Rank Newspaper Circulation % change Sunday circulation % change
1 USA Today* 2,149,933 -0.7 2,608,654 -0.2
2 The Wall Street Journal 1,780,605 1.0 NA NA
3 The New York Times 1,109,371 1.1 1,668,650 -0.8
4 Los Angeles Times 944,303 -8.6 1,369,066 -0.8
5 Washington Post 759,864 -0.7 1,059,646 -0.8
6 New York Daily News 734,473 4.6 802,215 1.6
7 Chicago Tribune A 621,305 0.2 1,010,704 0.2
8 Newsday 577,354 0.1 675,619 0.0
9 Houston Chronicle B 551,854 1.1 744,884 0.5
10 New York Post 533,860 22.2 401,365 9.9
11 San Francisco Chronicle 512,042 12.0 523,096 -5.3
12 The Dallas Morning News A 509,562 -0.8 766,387 -2.6
13 Chicago Sun-Times 480,920 1.9 393,196 0.4
14 Boston Globe 471,199 0.9 704,852 -2.6
15 Phoenix Republic B 451,288 NA 554,582 -0.8
16 Newark Star-Ledger 410,547 0.7 608,542 0.1
17 Minneapolis Star Tribune 376,765 0.7 671,359 -0.5
18 Detroit Free Press C 371,261 1.3 749,113 0.0
19 Philadelphia Inquirer 365,154 -8.8 732,412 -8.2
20 Cleveland Plain Dealer B 359,978 -1.3 477,515 -1.3
21 San Diego Union-Tribune B 351,762 -5.2 433,495 -1.3
22 Portland Oregonian 351,303 0.3 430,551 -0.2
23 Orange County Register B 324,056 -9.6 378,934 -9.2
24 Rocky Mountain News (Denver) A,D 322,929 NA 801,315 NA
25 Altanta Constitution A,E 319,546 -0.9 640,292 -0.9
26 Denver Post A,D 314,888 NA 801,315 NA
27 St. Petersburg Times B 312,695 1.7 396,557 2.2
28 Miami Herald B 300,377 NA 411,724 -4.1
29 Baltimore Sun A, B 292,034 -8.0 474,230 0.3
30 St. Louis Post-Dispatch B 290,615 -1.3 485,984 -0.3
31 Sacramento Bee B 285,863 -1.5 344,791 -2.2
32 Investor's Business Daily 281,173 -7.4 NA NA
33 San Jose Mercury News B 268,621 NA 301,649 -6.9
34 Kansas City Star 259,612 -3.2 377,765 -2.4
35 Boston Herald 259,228 0.2 160,172 -2.2
36 Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel 255,098 -8.5 455,862 -1.1
37 New Orleans Times-Picayune B 254,897 -3.7 285,425 -3.4
38 Indianapolis Star B 252,349 9.9 367,294 1.4
39 Orlando Sentinel B 249,544 -1.2 369,096 -1.3
40 Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch B 244,204 0.0 367,546 -2.3
41 Detroit News 242,855 2.1 749,113 0.0
42 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 242,141 0.8 409,352 -0.6
43 South Florida Sun-Sentinel B 236,095 -1.0 344,263 -1.7
44 Louisville Courier-Journal B 222,332 -4.0 284,820 -4.5
45 Fort Worth Star-Telegram A 220,410 -3.4 321,354 -2.2
46 Seattle Times F 219,941 -2.7 478,612 -5.1
47 San Antonio Express-News A 218,945 -5.6 349,280 -3.1
48 Buffalo News B 218,781 -3.4 304,434 -1.8
49 El Nuevo Dia (San Juan) B 198,671 -0.9 240,230 0.2
50 Hartford Courant B 198,651 -1.9 291,111 -1.9
* USA Today?s Friday circulation is listed in the Sunday column. a) Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average weekday circulation. b) Rank based on Monday-Saturday circulation averages. 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 Atlanta Journal. f) Combined Sunday edition with Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Note: This is a corrected version of an Ad Age table (Nov. 5, 2001).
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