Advertising Age Data Center
Newspapers by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 9/30/2000

Figures for the six months ended Sept. 30, 2000, 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 1,762,751 0.6%
2 USA Today A. 1,692,666 1.3% 2,116,778 0.5%
3 The New York Times 1,097,180 1.0% 1,682,208 1.7%
4 Los Angeles Times 1,033,399 -4.2% 1,379,564 1.3%
5 The Washington Post 762,009 .02% 1,065,011 -1.2%
6 New York Daily News 704,463 0.4% 790,935 NC.03%
7 Chicago Tribune * 617,097 -1.4% 1,007,236 0.2%
8 Newsday 576,345 0.2% 674,662 0.1%
9 Houston Chronicle B. 546,799 0.8% 743,009 0.4%
10 The Dallas Morning News * 513,036 0.4% 785,758 0.5%
11 Chicago Sun-Times 471,031 0.6% 391,185 -2.9%
12 The Boston Globe 464,472 0.4% 721,859 -1.2%
13 San Francisco Chronicle 457,028 0.1% 552,400 -4.5%
14 Arizona Republic 445,322 2.7% 559,170 0.0%
15 New York Post 443,951 1.3% 365,276 1.2%
16 Rocky Mountain News B. 426,465 7.7% 529,681 5.0%
17 The Denver Post B. 420,033 11.6% 586,485 13.0%
18 Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger 407,537 0.1% 608,015 0.2%
19 The Philadelphia Inquirer 400,385 0.3% 798,252 -2.7%
20 Minneapolis Star Tribune C. 373,828 0.1% 674,346 0.1%
21 San Diego Union-Tribune B. 370,395 -1.6% 439,367 -2.5%
22 Detroit Free Press 365,579 0.1% 748,383 -2.7%
23 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer B. 364,708 -5.6% 484,034 -3.3%
24 Orange County (Calif.) Register B. 358,654 -.03% 417,247 -0.4%
25 Portland Oregonian 348,468 0.3% 429,580 -0.4%
26 Atlanta Constitution * 320,959 1.3% 644,239 -3.6%
27 The (Baltimore) Sun B. 315,306 0.2% 471,387 -1.7%
28 The Miami Herald C. D. 312,109 -0.5% 429,221 -0.3%
29 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times B. 307,556 -2.2% 388,191 -3.1%
30 Investor's Business Daily 303,581 17.5%
31 St. Louis Post-Dispatch B. 294,434 -2.9% 487,245 -2.6%
32 The Sacramento Bee B. 289,751 -0.4% 352,081 0.6%
33 San Jose Mercury News 286,679 0.3% 323,481 -1.0%
34 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 278,377 -2.9% 461,025 0.2%
35 The Kansas City Star 267,664 -2.8% 386,321 -1.6%
36 The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune B. 264,001 -3.3% 294,946 -3.6%
37 Boston Herald 257,761 0.5% 163,742 -1.9%
38 The Orlando Sentinel B. 252,057 0.3% 373,901 1.5%
39 The Indianapolis Star B. 248,144 3.4% 362,193 -2.8%
40 The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer B. 240,594 -1.4% 293,194 -1.7%
41 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 240,245 0.1% 411,971 -1.1%
42 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel B. 238,416 -1.3% 350,189 -0.3%
43 The Detroit News 237,518 2.2%
44 San Antonio Express-News * 231,675 0.7% 360,513 -2.1%
45 Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal B. 231,630 2.0% 298,138 -0.4%
46 Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram * 227,824 -3.0% 328,133 -1.9%
47 The Buffalo (N.Y.) News B. 226,342 -1.4% 309,863 -3.7%
48 The Seattle Times D. 225,687 2.7% 501,845 0.4%
49 Omaha World-Herald 214,651 -3.6% 261,036 -2.9%
50 Tampa (Fla.) Tribune C.D. 211,274 0.1% 290,837 -3.3%
51 St. Paul Pioneer Press 205,798 0.7% 263,364 -0.9%
52 The Hartford (Conn.) Courant B. 202,509 -2.4% 296,713 0.1%
53 Los Angeles Daily News 200,387 -0.5% 210,239 -2.6%
54 The Cincinnati Enquirer * 200,021 -0.9% 311,425 -2.3%
55 The Daily Oklahoman B. 198,576 -1.6% 287,347 -2.0%
56 The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot 197,574 .04% 236,188 0.8%
57 Austin (Texas) American-Statesman B. 187,789 1.6% 242,031 .02%
58 The (Nashville) Tennessean 186,793 -0.4% 260,733 -2.5%
59 Contra Costa (Calif.) Times B. 182,682 0.3% 194,887 0.2%
60 Bergen County, N.J., Record B.D. 175,934 24.8% 221,354 12.0%
61 Seattle Post-Intelligencer 175,794 -8.0%
62 The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal C. 175,259 1.5% 237,097 -0.3%
63 Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle 173,398 -0.7% 241,948 -0.2%
64 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette B. 172,206 -1.7% 271,145 -1.8%
65 (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union B. 170,504 0.2% 230,789 -1.8%
66 Riverside, Calif., Press-Enterprise B. 166,935 1.1% 174,636 1.6%
67 The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer 161,175 1.3% 207,437 0.2%
68 Asbury (N.J.) Park Press B. 160,069 0.2% 222,347 -0.7%
69 The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post B. 159,275 0.3% 202,286 -0.6%
70 Las Vegas Review-Journal 158,970 0.6% 214,609 -1.1%
71 The Fresno (Calif.) Bee B. 156,915 0.3% 191,361 -0.9%
72 The Des Moines Register B. 155,698 -1.8% 248,850 -2.3%
73 The Philadelphia Daily News 154,145 -5.1%
74 Dayton (Ohio) Daily News * 149,078 -4.1% 200,693 -1.6%
75 The Birmingham (Ala.) News 148,851 -2.1% 190,553 2.4%
Notes: A. USA Today's Friday circulation is listed in the Sunday column. * Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average weekday circulation. B. Rank based on Monday-Saturday circulation. C. Figures adjusted by Ad Age to indicate average Monday-Saturday circulation. D. Change in publishing plan.