Advertising Age Data Center
Newspapers by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 3/31/2001

Figures for the six months ended March 31, 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 Paid Circulation % change Sunday circulation % change
1 The Wall Street Journal 1,819,528 0.4 NA NA
2 USA Today* 1,769,650 0.7 2,184,359 1.2
3 The New York Times 1,159,954 0.9 1,698,281 0.4
4 Los Angeles Times 1,058,494 -4.8 1,391,343 0.5
5 The Washington Post 802,594 -1.2 1,070,809 -1.5
6 (New York) Daily News 716,095 -2.0 821,080 0.1
7 Chicago Tribune A. 621,870 -1.9 1,001,662 -2.4
8 Newsday 576,692 0.2 663,220 0.2
9 Houston Chronicle B. 545,066 -1.5 737,626 -1.4
10 San Francisco Chronicle 527,466 13.4 540,074 -5.4
11 The Dallas Morning News A. 516,256 0.1 782,748 -0.2
12 New York Post 487,219 11.6 368,636 2.8
13 Chicago Sun-Times 484,423 0.5 380,716 -5.4
14 The Arizona Republic 482,259 0.0 599,450 -1.6
15 The Boston Globe 467,217 -2.1 710,256 -1.7
16 The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger 407,592 0.3 606,462 0.2
17 The Philadelphia Inquirer 392,728 -3.0 762,194 -5.3
18 The San Diego Union-Tribune B. 374,133 -1.9 444,649 -1.3
19 (Mineapolis) Star Tribune B. 367,971 -1.3 668,560 -1.6
20 The Rocky Mountain News B. 364,197 NA 448,031 -18.8
21 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer B. 363,693 -4.0 480,878 -2.4
22 Detroit Free Press 362,979 0.7 738,248 -2.9
23 The Denver Post A. 362,625 NA 522,904 -6.4
24 The (Portland) Oregonian 356,110 -0.8 434,368 0.6
25 The Orange County (Calif.) Register B. 353,334 -4.1 410,207 -3.2
26 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times B. 351,110 2.2 431,832 0.1
27 The Miami Herald B. 326,317 NA 440,391 -2.9
28 Altanta Constitution 320,264 -6.2 651,684 -4.1
29 St. Louis Post-Dispatch B. 300,852 -2.6 483,628 -3.3
30 The (Baltimore) Sun B. 297,800 NA 465,338 -2.0
31 The Sacramento Bee B. 296,482 -0.0 351,999 -1.5
32 San Jose Mercury News B. 283,756 NA 317,799 -3.7
33 The Kansas City Star 268,006 -2.8 387,311 -2.6
34 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel B. 267,677 -2.3 381,838 -2.0
35 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 266,590 -4.5 443,411 -2.7
36 Boston Herald 262,972 -1.0 164,661 -3.2
37 The Orlando Sentinel B. 260,367 -3.0 382,439 -2.4
38 The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune B. 259,705 -6.2 290,941 -5.9
39 The Indianapolis Star B. 251,601 NA 365,546 0.9
40 The Columbus Dispatch B. 247,722 -2.0 369,596 -3.4
41 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 243,410 0.1 413,350 -1.3
42 The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer B. 241,071 -2.4 294,605 -1.2
43 The Detroit News 237,991 -3.5 NA NA
44 Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram A. 236,482 0.2 334,104 -0.2
45 Tampa (Fla.) Tribune B. 233,486 -1.9 307,737 -4.7
46 San Antonio Express-News A. 228,733 -0.8 362,352 -3.4
47 The Buffalo (N.Y.) News B. 225,935 -3.0 307,825 -2.7
48 Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal B. 225,667 -2.7 289,349 -3.2
49 The Seattle Times 225,222 3.3 482,978 -3.6
50 The Daily Oklahoman B. 222,622 -2.7 299,514 -1.5
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.