Advertising Age Data Center
Newspapers by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 3/31/2000

Figures for six months ended March 31, compared with the same period for the previous 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 Wall Street Journal 1,812,590 +1.1% NA NA
2 USA Today* 1,757,699 +1.1% 2,158,215 +1.2%
3 Los Angeles Times 1,153,706 +5.0% 1,388,727 +0.2%
4 The New York Times 1,149,576 +1.3% 1,691,287 +0.2%
5 The Washington Post 812,559 +0.4% 1,087,259 -0.8%
6 (New York) Daily News 730,542 +0.1% 820,230 -1.8%
7 Chicago Tribune A. 633,599 -1.8% 1,026,407 -0.3%
8 Newsday 575,595 +0.4% 662,109 +0.3%
9 Houston Chronicle B. 553,462 +2.2% 747,803 +1.6%
10 The Dallas Morning News A. 515,529 +2.4% 783,944 +1.1%
11 Chicago Sun-Times 482,234 +1.0% 402,644 -1.1%
12 The Arizona Republic 482,003 -0.0% 608,886 -0.9%
13 The Boston Globe 477,074 +1.7% 722,729 -1.1%
14 San Francisco Chronicle 464,943 -2.2% 570,753 -3.7%
15 The Rocky Mountain News B. 446,465 +25.4% 552,085 +19.7%
16 New York Post 436,544 +0.6% 358,545 +1.9%
17 The Denver Post B. 413,730 +11.7% 558,560 +6.7%
18 The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger 406,569 +0.3% 605,433 +0.0%
19 The Philadelphia Inquirer 404,860 +0.7% 804,752 +0.3%
20 The San-Diego Union-Tribune B. 381,300 +0.0% 450,304 -0.7%
21 (Minneapolis) Star Tribune A. 372,696 +0.6% 679,681 +0.8%
22 The Orange County (Calif.) Register 368,523 +0.4% 423,638 -0.2%
23 The (Portland) Oregonian 358,811 +0.9% 431,896 -1.0%
24 St. Petersburg Times B. 343,710 -4.3% 431,320 -4.7%
25 Atlanta Constitution A. 341,481 +1.8% 679,198 -2.4%
Notes: *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; in some cases, figures were adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average circulation for those days. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and Detroit Free Press had not filed statements by press time.