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Magazines by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 12/31/2001

Top paid circulation magazines for 2001 (compared with the same period in 2000)

Rank Publication Circulation % chg
1 Modern Maturity* 17,780,127 -15.2
2 Reader's Digest 12,565,779 0.0
3 TV Guide 9,097,762 -8.6
4 National Geographic 7,664,658 -2.1
5 Better Homes & Gardens 7,601,377 -0.2
6 Family Circle 4,712,548 -5.8
7 Good Housekeeping 4,527,447 -0.7
8 Woman's Day 4,257,742 0.3
9 Time 4,189,981 3.3
10 Ladies' Home Journal 4,100,675 0.0
11 People Weekly 3,723,848 4.8
12 Rosie 3,613,055 -9.8
13 Newsweek 3,308,912 5.2
14 Home & Away 3,307,217 1.2
15 Sports Illustrated 3,206,098 0.0
16 Playboy 3,157,540 -1.7
17 Prevention 3,121,340 3.8
18 Cosmopolitan 2,759,448 6.4
19 Guideposts 2,743,726 5.9
20 Via Magazine 2,642,929 0.5
21 The American Legion Magazine 2,624,754 0.9
22 Maxim 2,553,895 3.9
23 Southern Living 2,549,601 0.5
24 O, The Oprah Magazine 2,530,712 17.0
25 Martha Stewart Living 2,437,970 0.1
26 Seventeen 2,333,126 -1.8
27 Redbook 2,321,233 2.3
28 YM 2,206,078 0.1
29 Glamour 2,201,279 2.5
30 Money 2,195,178 15.2
31 AAA Going Places 2,165,850 2.9
32 U.S. News & World Report 2,086,610 0.8
33 Smithsonian 2,040,141 -0.5
34 Parents 2,005,578 0.0
35 Parenting 1,914,419 31.1
36 National Enquirer 1,868,988 -9.9
37 Ebony 1,779,810 2.9
38 Field & Stream 1,752,621 0.0
39 Woman's World 1,666,721 3.9
40 Country Living 1,639,626 -2.0
41 Teen People 1,639,107 2.4
42 Men's Health 1,630,646 0.1
43 American Rifleman 1,608,302 3.6
44 Teen 1,587,754 -22.8
45 Shape 1,580,655 -2.3
46 In Style 1,568,777 -1.0
47 Golf Digest 1,567,588 0.3
48 Popular Science 1,567,079 0.8
49 Cooking Light 1,562,339 7.5
50 Entertainment Weekly 1,526,736 0.4
51 The Star 1,500,409 -8.0
52 Endless Vacation 1,499,989 23.0
53 Sunset 1,459,354 0.8
54 ESPN The Magazine 1,411,590 20.1
55 Health 1,411,174 5.3
56 Golf Magazine 1,400,328 -0.3
57 FamilyFun 1,389,699 12.8
58 Car and Driver 1,371,761 -2.2
59 First for Women 1,369,867 -11.2
60 Outdoor Life 1,357,705 0.5
61 Self 1,332,689 3.0
62 Motor Trend 1,271,620 -1.1
63 Bon Appetit 1,267,560 -1.0
64 Rolling Stone 1,267,234 1.0
65 PC World 1,260,879 -0.4
66 PC Magazine 1,229,092 0.1
67 Boys' Life 1,224,829 -2.8
68 Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine 1,223,486 20.1
69 Popular Mechanics 1,211,630 -2.2
70 The American Hunter 1,203,693 2.6
71 Vogue 1,192,949 1.6
72 Fitness 1,168,622 4.2
73 The Family Handyman 1,137,203 -1.6
74 Vanity Fair 1,108,536 5.5
75 Stuff 1,103,745 35.9
76 Yahoo! Internet Life 1,103,076 9.9
77 This Old House 1,075,058 62.1
78 Essence 1,053,484 4.9
79 Scouting 1,044,747 0.2
80 Michigan Living 1,038,398 0.8
81 Discover 1,025,059 1.9
82 Soap Opera Digest 1,012,693 -8.7
83 Travel & Leisure 1,012,305 5.4
84 Home 1,006,306 -1.4
85 Country Home 1,001,611 -4.2
86 Elle 981,117 3.7
87 Food & Wine 978,277 13.5
88 Victoria 976,795 0.3
89 BusinessWeek 971,756 2.3
90 Gourmet 947,399 0.1
91 Allure 945,631 7.9
92 Child 939,310 1.5
93 Jet 930,058 -1.5
94 Us Weekly 929,131 12.3
95 Marie Claire 925,919 -2.4
96 Forbes 920,673 4.1
97 Mutual Funds 884,136 6.9
98 The New Yorker 878,903 3.4
99 HomeStyle 870,681 -11.4
100 House Beautiful 865,352 1.4
101 Real Simple 864,891 47.4
102 Fortune 859,708 0.8
103 FHM 844,127 63.5
104 Cosmo Girl 838,964 39.5
105 Traditional Home 823,999 -0.9
106 Midwest Living 823,525 0.2
107 Architectural Digest 822,014 0.0
108 Smart Money 809,685 6.1
109 Ziff Davis Smart Business 807,542 -19.4
110 Handy, Handyman Club of America Magazine 804,753 -0.4
111 Vibe 800,114 5.3
112 Road & Track 787,579 2.1
113 The American Legion Auxiliary Nat'l News 783,146 -1.0
114 Conde Nast Traveler 772,476 -1.7
115 House & Garden 768,985 5.8
116 GQ - Gentlemen's Quarterly 758,969 -15.5
117 Harper's Bazaar 736,494 2.0
118 Biography Magazine 733,495 19.9
119 Sierra 727,165 22.8
120 Talk 720,649 16.4
121 Traveler 717,380 -0.1
122 Tennis 709,979 -0.3
123 Fast Company 708,251 20.7
124 America's 1st Freedom 700,021 3.7
125 Lucky 693,176 NA
126 Scientific American 687,437 -2.0
127 Hot Rod Magazine 682,713 -15.2
128 Globe 667,081 -9.9
129 Inc. 665,428 0.7
130 Travel Holiday 659,505 1.0
131 Esquire 659,386 -2.9
132 Ducks Unlimited 648,896 -1.9
133 Outside 643,454 8.8
134 Penthouse 641,115 -16.6
135 Men's Journal 638,462 4.3
136 Automobile 634,006 -3.0
137 More 632,520 7.5
138 The Sporting News 629,937 17.7
139 Jane 619,166 -9.4
140 Premiere 617,389 0.7
141 National Wildlife 616,426 -1.5
142 Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion 613,054 1.9
143 New Choices - The Magazine For Your Health 606,496 0.7
144 Metropolitan Home 605,216 0.1
145 Men's Fitness 589,407 -3.0
146 Reader's Digest Large Print 577,937 10.8
147 Guns & Ammo 568,755 -3.6
148 Entrepreneur 563,534 3.7
149 Spin 541,506 0.3
150 Wood 537,296 -2.5
151 Business 2.0 530,909 NA
152 Runner's World 520,684 0.9
153 Boat/U.S. Magazine 520,183 2.7
154 Gardening How-To 520,045 -2.0
155 Gear 517,008 NA
156 Wired 515,383 1.5
157 J-14 509,460 23.0
158 Yankee 509,211 -17.4
159 Worth 507,691 1.3
160 The Atlantic Monthly 504,336 1.5
161 Computer Shopper 503,222 -0.2
162 The Rotarian 491,780 -1.6
163 The Lion Magazine 491,414 -1.8
164 Weight Watchers Magazine 489,772 NA
165 Electronic Gaming Monthly 488,399 12.6
166 Coastal Living 487,671 12.0
167 The Source 464,644 2.2
168 Sports Afield 462,778 0.7
169 Carolina Country 462,775 4.2
170 The Tennessee Magazine 460,634 -2.4
171 Elle Decor 458,209 -2.0
172 Audubon 456,010 0.2
173 W 455,372 0.8
174 Ski 454,064 0.4
175 Stereo Review's Sound & Vision 453,901 -0.1
176 Country Living Gardener 452,407 -21.8
177 Popular Photography 452,297 -0.4
178 Muscle & Fitness 440,298 -3.1
179 New York Magazine 439,896 -0.1
180 OG 434,882 NA
181 Town & Country 433,771 -0.4
182 Country Sampler 426,771 -1.7
183 Black Enterprise 426,691 1.3
184 Petersen's 4 Wheel & Off-Road 425,034 -5.8
185 Diabetes Forecast 422,430 -2.8
186 PGA Tour Partners 421,683 -0.7
187 Southern Accents 411,825 6.0
188 Details 407,778 -8.6
189 Catholic Digest 402,750 -1.0
190 Country Weekly 401,191 -11.8
191 Skiing 400,929 -0.3
192 Veranda 393,270 6.8
193 The Economist 386,394 12.8
194 Saveur 385,579 -1.3
195 Garden Design 384,478 -13.8
196 Diabetes Self-Management 383,010 -0.2
197 Bride's Magazine 382,745 -1.4
198 The Retired Officer Magazine 381,827 0.0
199 Golf For Women 381,444 3.8
200 Game Informer Magazine 379,566 121.1
Notes: Top paid circulation data for magazines are six-month averages for the period ending Dec. 31, 2001 (compared with the same period in 2000) based on Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. ABC also audits non-paid circulation, not shown. *The 15.2% circulation decline for AARP's Modern Maturity in the six months ended Dec. 31 stems from the transfer of 3.1 million in circulation to sibling AARP magazine My Generation.