Advertising Age Data Center
Magazines by Circulation for 6 mos. ended 12/31/2002

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

Rank Publication Circulation % chg
1 Modern Maturity 17,183,768 -3.4
2 Reader?s Digest 11,944,898 -4.9
3 TV Guide 9,061,639 -0.4
4 Better Homes & Gardens 7,607,832 0.1
5 National Geographic 6,657,424 -13.1
6 Good Housekeeping 4,690,508 3.6
7 Family Circle 4,601,708 -2.4
8 Woman?s Day 4,246,805 -0.3
9 My Generation 4,152,410 19.6
10 Time 4,109,962 -1.9
11 Ladies? Home Journal 4,101,414 0.0
12 People 3,632,804 -2.4
13 Medizine* 3,479,105 0.1
14 Westways 3,411,317 4.4
15 Rosie 3,337,582 -7.6
16 Home & Away 3,308,292 0.0
17 Sports Illustrated 3,245,940 1.2
18 Playboy 3,213,638 1.8
19 Prevention 3,150,017 0.9
20 Newsweek 3,125,151 -5.6
21 Cosmopolitan 3,021,720 9.5
22 Guideposts 2,656,622 -3.2
23 American Legion Magazine 2,633,675 0.3
24 Via Magazine 2,632,589 -0.4
25 Southern Living 2,563,757 0.6
26 Maxim 2,512,090 -1.6
27 Seventeen 2,459,135 5.4
28 Redbook 2,394,184 3.1
29 Martha Stewart Living 2,359,328 -3.2
30 Glamour 2,304,151 4.7
31 O, The Oprah Magazine 2,261,570 -10.6
32 AAA Going Places 2,213,480 2.2
33 YM 2,206,067 0.0
34 Parenting Magazine 2,136,283 11.6
35 Parents 2,091,782 4.3
36 Smithsonian 2,045,430 0.3
37 U.S. News & World Report 2,032,286 -2.6
38 Money 1,992,438 -9.2
39 Ebony 1,841,715 3.5
40 National Enquirer 1,775,318 -5.0
41 Country Living 1,758,891 7.3
42 V.F.W. Magazine 1,735,061 -3.5
43 Men?s Health 1,695,554 4.0
44 In Style 1,670,792 6.5
45 Entertainment Weekly 1,646,822 7.9
46 Shape 1,643,816 4.0
47 Woman?s World 1,612,099 -3.3
48 Teen People 1,603,138 -2.2
49 Cooking Light 1,574,194 0.8
50 Golf Digest 1,564,475 -0.2
51 Endless Vacation 1,558,834 3.9
52 ESPN The Magazine 1,550,138 9.8
53 Field & Stream 1,544,039 -7.5
54 Familyfun 1,534,849 10.4
55 Popular Science 1,485,911 -5.2
56 Sunset 1,476,930 1.2
57 American Rifleman 1,458,652 -9.3
58 Golf Magazine 1,410,001 0.7
59 First For Women 1,395,781 1.9
60 Car and Driver 1,387,113 1.1
61 Star Magazine 1,385,323 -7.7
62 Health 1,360,525 -3.6
63 Self 1,332,782 0.0
64 Bon Appetit 1,322,577 4.3
65 Motor Trend 1,283,260 0.9
66 Rolling Stone 1,272,739 0.4
67 Vogue 1,257,787 5.4
68 Fitness 1,253,392 7.3
69 Boys? Life 1,237,157 1.0
70 Disney Adventures* 1,236,336 13.0
71 PC Magazine 1,230,600 0.1
72 Popular Mechanics 1,220,205 0.7
73 Family Handyman 1,156,914 1.7
74 Real Simple 1,140,500 31.9
75 Vanity Fair 1,131,144 2.0
76 Stuff 1,130,466 2.4
77 Country Home 1,104,559 10.3
78 Us Weekly 1,101,059 18.5
79 PC World 1,101,056 -12.7
80 American Hunter 1,098,957 -8.7
81 Cosmo Girl! 1,069,904 27.5
82 Scouting 1,066,757 2.1
83 Essence 1,061,681 0.8
84 FHM 1,061,122 25.7
85 Discover 1,048,079 2.1
86 Michigan Living 1,046,394 0.8
87 Home 1,027,945 2.2
88 Kiplinger?s Personal Finance 1,024,868 -16.2
89 Outdoor Life 1,021,595 -24.8
90 Nickelodeon Magazine* 1,020,981 10.3
91 Elle 1,000,638 2.0
92 Businessweek 987,369 1.6
93 Game Informer Magazine 981,542 192.0
94 Victoria 969,180 -0.8
95 Travel & Leisure 962,768 -4.9
96 Gourmet 958,974 1.2
97 Food & Wine 951,751 -2.7
98 Allure 949,669 0.4
99 Marie Claire 943,100 1.9
100 This Old House 940,628 -12.5
101 New Yorker 938,600 6.8
102 Child 936,970 -0.2
103 Soap Opera Digest 935,849 -7.6
104 Forbes 925,993 0.6
105 Jet 921,458 -0.9
106 NFL Insider* 913,543 NA
107 Texas Co-op Power* 884,276 9.6
108 House Beautiful 873,879 1.0
109 Fortune 867,781 0.9
110 House & Garden 860,998 12.0
111 Traditional Home 852,121 3.4
112 Realtor Magazine* 845,340 8.5
113 Mutual Funds 838,128 -5.2
114 Architectural Digest 832,196 1.2
115 Midwest Living 831,110 0.9
116 Lucky 818,250 18.0
117 Vibe 818,169 2.3
118 Smart Money 808,752 -0.1
119 Weight Watchers 803,876 64.1
120 GQ - Gentlemen?s Quarterly 803,652 5.9
121 More 798,626 26.3
122 The Cable Guide* 787,951 -58.6
123 Road & Track 784,978 -0.3
124 Sports Illustrated for Kids* 774,359 -8.3
125 Conde Nast Traveler 771,481 -0.1
126 Handy, Handyman Club of America Magazine 745,590 -7.4
127 Harper?s Bazaar 742,079 0.8
128 Esquire 740,204 12.3
129 Fast Company 734,449 3.7
130 Traveler 721,349 0.6
131 Tennis Magazine 714,316 0.6
132 Hot Rod Magazine 709,257 3.9
133 Biography Magazine 705,597 -3.8
134 Sierra 704,812 -3.1
135 Scientific American 688,850 0.2
136 Inc 680,719 2.3
137 Jane 678,979 9.7
138 Men?s Fitness 677,147 14.9
139 Travel Holiday 652,677 -1.0
140 Arthritis Today 647,473 2.0
141 Outside 645,933 0.4
142 Automobile Magazine 644,281 1.6
143 Reader?s Digest Large Print 638,569 10.5
144 Globe 631,705 -5.3
145 Sporting News 617,447 -2.0
146 Metropolitan Home 613,613 1.4
147 Premiere 607,140 -1.7
148 America?s 1st Freedom 606,252 -13.4
149 AAA Texas Journey 606,125 4.0
150 Men?s Journal 602,092 -5.7
151 Ducks Unlimited 601,796 -7.3
152 Mary Engelbreit?s Home Companion 600,424 -2.1
153 Game & Fish Magazine 570,103 -0.5
154 Business 2.0 567,075 6.8
155 Lindy?s Football Annuals 566,294 13.0
156 Bassmaster 565,170 2.3
157 J-14 563,972 10.7
158 Better Homes & Gardens Wood 559,405 4.1
159 Entrepreneur 547,421 -2.9
160 Spin 537,096 -0.8
161 Wired 531,491 3.1
162 Runner?s World 530,511 1.9
163 Penthouse 530,091 -17.3
164 Atlantic Monthly 529,834 5.1
165 Electronic Gaming Monthly 528,285 8.2
166 Boat/U.S. Magazine 528,196 1.5
167 Coastal Living 516,868 6.0
168 Yankee 508,587 -0.1
169 Worth Magazine 506,687 -0.2
170 Fit Pregnancy en Espanol* 505,343 NA
171 Fit Pregnancy* 505,343 -0.4
172 Computer Shopper 504,286 0.2
173 Rotarian 502,591 2.2
174 Arthur Frommer?s Budget Travel* 502,061 -7.7
175 Guns & Ammo 496,648 -12.7
176 Carolina Country 489,780 6.1
177 Source 487,425 4.9
178 Nick Jr.* 487,020 27.0
179 Lion 482,977 -1.7
180 Gardening How-To 478,757 -7.9
181 Elle Decor 473,222 3.3
182 Tennessee Magazine 472,677 2.6
183 Black Enterprise 467,900 9.7
184 W 464,169 1.9
185 Ski Magazine 455,793 0.4
186 Popular Photography 453,087 0.2
187 Sound & Vision 452,012 -0.4
188 New York 432,851 -1.6
189 Washington/Puget Sound Journey 432,466 4.6
190 Town & Country 431,122 -0.6
191 Audubon 429,674 -5.8
192 Petersen?s 4 Wheel & Off-Road 426,233 0.3
193 PSM:100% Independent Playstation 2 423,542 37.6
194 My Business* 422,538 -1.9
195 Details 414,649 1.7
196 Diabetes Forecast 414,595 -1.9
197 People En Espanol 413,545 16.1
198 American Hockey Magazine 412,410 1.9
199 Muscle & Fitness 410,430 -6.8
200 Cooking Pleasures 410,062 3.2
Notes: Notes:Figures are six month average paid circulation in consumer magazines for the period ending Dec. 31, 2002 from Audit Bureau of Circulations, except those with an asterisk (*), which are from BPA International.