TOP 100 NEWSPAPERS BY CIRCULATION (CHART)

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Figures are for six months ended Sept. 30, 1994, compared with the same six-month period last year, except where noted. Rank is based on Monday-Friday circulation, except where noted. When papers reported separate Monday-Thursday and Friday circulations, the figures are weighted averages of the two. In some cases, Sunday papers have different names.

Rank NewspaperCirculation % chg Sun. circ. % chg

1 Wall Street Journal 1,780,422 -2.1 None

2 USA Today * 1,465,936 -2.0 1,893,770 -0.6

3 New York Times 1,114,905 -2.4 1,724,708 -1.9

4 Los Angeles Times 1,062,202 -2.6 1,457,925 -2.1

5 Washington Post 810,675 -0.2 1,141,964 +0.4

6 New York Daily News 753,024 -1.1 964,030 +3.9

7 Newsday 693,556 -7.8 779,629 -5.9

8 Chicago Tribune 678,081 -1.9 1,080,862 -1.9

9 Detroit Free Press 544,606 -2.1 None

10 Chicago Sun-Times 518,094 -3.4 497,526 -5.4

11 Dallas Morning News ** 515,723 -0.4 797,206 -2.2

12 San Francisco Chronicle 509,548 -6.8 679,988 -3.2

13 Boston Globe 506,545 -0.2 811,100 -0.4

14 Philadelphia Inquirer 478,999 -1.6 930,862 -1.4

15 Newark Star-Ledger 455,919 -3.1 685,551 -2.7

16 Houston Chronicle (A,B) 409,340 -1.0 608,483 +0.3

17 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune (B) 407,504 -0.8 691,573 -0.7

18 New York Post 405,318 +2.7 None

19 Cleveland Plain Dealer (B) 394,692 -0.3 543,979 +0.2

20 Miami Herald (B) 380,328 -1.7 499,673 -2.0

21 San Diego Union-Tribune (B) 372,466 -3.1 450,465 -1.0

22 Arizona Republic (B) 362,199 +4.0 565,419 +3.1

23 Detroit News 355,970 -3.1 1,136,440 -4.4

24 Orange County Register (B) 350,887 +2.0 418,461 +2.6

25 Portland Oregonian 334,744 +0.6 442,295 +0.2

26 St. Louis Post-Dispatch 333,968 -2.5 547,166 -2.2

27 St. Petersburg Times (B) 329,604 +1.8 423,691 -0.9

28 Boston Herald 309,935 -3.8 206,711 -3.5

29 Atlanta Constitution 309,906 +3.3 714,538 +0.8

30 Buffalo News 296,820 -1.3 369,727 -1.8

31 Kansas City Star 290,650 -0.2 424,623 -1.5

32 Denver Post (B) 287,213 +0.8 436,025 -0.8

33 San Jose Mercury News 283,590 +0.4 344,167 +0.7

34 Houston Post (B) 281,628 -1.0 313,876 -2.5

35 Sacramento Bee (B) 275,696 +2.2 344,810 +2.0

36 New Orleans Times-Picayune 267,938 +1.6 322,833 +0.8

37 Orlando Sentinel (B) 263,857 +0.3 380,383 +1.3

38 Columbus Dispatch (A) 260,355 -1.4 399,815 -0.3

39 Tampa Tribune (B) 253,230 -0.9 344,957 -0.4

40 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (B) 250,818 +1.8 343,825 +1.1

41 Baltimore Sun 248,520 +5.0 485,210 +0.9

42 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 248,183 -0.8 449,667 -1.5

43 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (A)** 245,309 -2.7 343,483 -1.2

44 San Antonio Express-News ** 244,854 -3.5 399,389 +0.9

45 Louisville Courier-Journal (B)239,595 +1.5 329,978 +1.2

46 Charlotte Observer (B) 236,579 +1.3 305,858 +1.7

47 Omaha World-Herald 233,035 +2.4 290,030 +0.2

48 Indianapolis Star (B) 231,423 -0.3 405,317 -1.4

49 Seattle Times 230,286 +0.7 502,619 -0.4

50 Hartford Courant (B) 226,533 -1.3 314,166 -2.1

51 Milwaukee Journal 214,753 -8.2 489,190 -1.4

52 Richmond Times-Dispatch (B) 211,243 -0.2 255,226 +0.4

53 St. Paul Pioneer Press 207,802 -3.2 277,345 -0.2

54 Oklahoma City Oklahoman 207,759 -1.4 316,208 +0.1

55 (Los Angeles) Daily News 207,011 -0.4 224,038 -1.4

56 Seattle Post-Intelligencer 203,679 +0.3 None

57 Cincinnati Enquirer (B) 203,118 +0.8 349,774 -1.3

58 Philadelphia News 196,239 -1.0 None

59 Memphis Commercial Appeal ** 194,327 +1.3 279,933 +0.1

60 Providence Journal-Bulletin 186,466 -2.4 268,576 0.0

61 Des Moines Register (B) 184,591 -1.7 317,377 -2.0

62 Jacksonville Times-Union 181,546 +1.5 250,727 -0.1

63 Investor's Business Daily (C) . 176,740 +7.4 None

64 Austin American-Statesman (B) 176,696 +2.0 235,281 +1.1

65 Milwaukee Sentinel 175,330 -0.1 None

66 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (B) 174,883 -1.0 293,467 -0.1

67 Tulsa World (B) 170,208 -0.8 238,280 -2.5

68 Virginian-Pilot 165,940 +3.0 239,340 +0.6

69 Asbury Park Press (B) 163,282 -2.1 233,278 -0.5

70 Dayton Daily News (B) 162,039 -5.9 218,830 -3.7

71 Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise 161,659 +2.4 169,987 +2.6

72 Birmingham News 159,823 +1.4 203,784 -0.9

73 Bergen County Record (B) 159,545 +2.3 220,998 +0.2

74 West Palm Beach Post (B) 158,605 -0.5 206,195 -0.5

75 Akron Beacon Journal (B) 155,812 -0.9 224,927 +0.1

76 Fresno Bee (B) 150,438 +1.0 190,399 +2.5

77 Toledo Blade (B) 149,760 -1.2 203,297 -1.6

78 Raleigh News & Observer 148,618 +1.8 196,652 +0.4

79 Grand Rapids Press (B) 147,530 -1.3 195,170 -0.5

80 The (Nashville) Tennessean 144,331 +1.8 279,611 +0.9

81 Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (C) 143,392 +4.3 257,084 +0.4

82 Atlanta Journal 140,473 -1.5 None

83 Las Vegas Review-Journal 137,153 -0.8 203,840 +0.4

84 Allentown Call (B) 136,645 -0.8 188,100 +0.5

85 Columbia (S.C.) State (B) 130,649 -2.8 168,478 +0.1

86 Tacoma News Tribune (B) 128,932 +0.7 148,851 +1.5

87 Wilmington News Journal (B) 125,742 -0.7 148,720 +0.9

88 Salt Lake City Tribune (B) 125,037 +2.9 158,791 +2.2

89 Knoxville News-Sentinel (A) ** 124,674 +0.6 177,871 -3.2

90 Chicago suburban Daily Herald (B) 124,595 +2.8 121,226 +3.1

91 Spokane Spokesman-Review 121,909 -0.6 152,768 -2.0

92 Lexington Herald-Leader ** 118,202 -2.4 164,247 -0.1

93 (Long Beach) Press-Telegram 117,742 -4.5 137,062 -3.3

94 Albuquerque Journal (B) 114,807 -0.5 166,075 +0.9

95 Roanoke Times & World-News (B) 113,502 -0.9 125,697 +0.3

96 Worcester Telegram & Gazette (B)112,121 +0.9 140,039 +0.3

97 San Francisco Examiner 112,051 -11.5 None

98 Wichita Eagle (B) 111,827 -3.1 187,662 -1.6

99 Charleston Post & Courier (B) 111,219 +0.6 126,928 +0.7

100 Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger (B) 110,572 +1.1 129,451 +1.4

(A) Change in publishing plan and/or frequency. (B) Rank based on Monday-Saturday circulation. (C) 1993 numbers are based on three-month average. *USA Today's Friday circulation is listed in Sunday's column. **Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate weekday circulation. Rocky Mountain News did not report for this period. Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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