Advertising Age Data Center
Newspapers by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 9/30/1999

Figures for the six months ended Sept. 30, 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 1,752,693 0.7% - -
2 USA Today * 1,671,539 1.1% 2,106,229 1.1%
3 The New York Times 1,086,293 1.8% 1,654,531 1.7%
4 Los Angeles Times 1,078,186 1.0% 1,362,195 0.1%
5 The Washington Post 763,305 0.5% 1,081,708 0.2%
6 New York Daily News 701,831 -3.0% 790,911 -2.5%
7 Chicago Tribune A. 626,096 1.1% 1,005,175 -1.4%
8 Newsday 574,941 0.4% 673,830 0.4%
9 Houston Chronicle B. 542,414 -1.3% 740,134 -1.6%
10 The Dallas Morning News A. 510,761 1.3% 781,959 0.2%
11 Chicago Sun-Times 468,170 -3.7% 402,917 -2.1%
12 The Boston Globe 462,850 -1.7% 730,348 -2.8%
13 San Francisco Chronicle 456,742 -4.1% 578,541 -2.6%
14 New York Post 438,158 0.2% 360,945 -5.9%
15 The Arizona Republic 433,296 -0.8% 557,788 0.2%
16 The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger 407,129 0.0% 607,006 0.1%
17 The Philadelphia Inquirer 399,339 -7.4% 820,104 -7.4%
18 The Rocky Mountain News B. 396,114 16.2% 504,487 14.2%
19 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer B. 386,312 0.9% 500,563 1.6%
20 The San Diego Union-Tribune B. 376,604 -0.4% 450,788 0.0%
21 The Denver Post B. 376,549 9.5% 520,049 6.8%
22 Minneapolis Star Tribune C. 373,537 1.6% 673,528 0.4%
23 Detroit Free Press 365,145 -3.6% 768,913 -3.9%
24 The Orange Co. (Calif.) Register B. 358,754 0.5% 418,929 1.3%
25 The (Portland) Oregonian 347,538 0.3% 431,137 -1.2%
Notes: *USA Today's Friday circulation is listed in Sunday column. A. 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.