Advertising Age Data Center
Newspapers by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 3/31/1999

Figures for the six months ended March 31, 1999, 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 The Wall Street Journal 1,792,452 -1.5% None --
2 USA Today* 1,739,294 +1.4% 2,133,467 +1.2%
3 The New York Times 1,134,974 +2.2% 1,687,959 +2.3%
4 Los Angeles Times 1,098,347 +0.3% 1,385,787 NC
5 The Washington Post 809,059 NC 1,095,520 -1.4%
6 Daily News 729,449 +0.3% 835,429 -1.9%
7 Chicago Tribune A. 644,971 -1.4% 1,029,241 -0.5%
8 Newsday 573,542 +0.4% 660,104 +0.4%
9 Houston Chronicle B. 541,782 -2.1% 736,212 -1.9%
10 The Dallas Morning News A. 503,339 -1.3% 775,493 -2.5%
11 The Arizona Republic 482,159 -0.5% 614,422 +0.3%
12 Chicago Sun-Times 477,302 -3.4% 407,240 -5.7%
13 San Francisco Chronicle 475,244 -3.0% 592,492 -4.1%
14 The Boston Globe 469,311 -0.7% 730,420 -2.4%
15 New York Post 433,774 +0.2% 351,970 -4.7%
16 The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger 405,546 +0.1% 605,308 NC
17 The Philadelphia Inquirer 401,968 -7.3% 802,492 -7.9%
18 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer B. 394,740 -1.4% 504,411 -1.7%
19 The San Diego Union-Tribune B. 381,256 -1.2% 453,666 -1.2%
20 (Minneapolis) Star Tribune C. D. 370,532 +2.4% 674,066 +1.1%
21 The Denver Post B. 370,423 +4.6% 523,324 +6.6%
22 Detroit Free Press 368,972 -3.2% 783,864 -3.1%
23 The Orange Co. (Calif.) Register B. 367,003 +0.7% 424,439 -0.2%
24 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times B. 359,214 -1.9% 452,723 -2.1%
25 The Rocky Mountain News B. 359,068 +10.4% 461,103 +6.0%
Notes: NC=no change. *USA Today's Friday circulation is listed in Sunday column. Notes: A. Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average weekday circulation. B. Rank based on Monday-Saturday circulation C. Rank based on Monday-Saturday circulation; figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average circulation for those days. D. Change in publishing plan and/or frequency. Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations