Advertising Age Data Center
TOP 50 NEWSPAPERS BY AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION
Ranked by weekday averages for six-months ended September 30, 2004
RANKNEWSPAPERDAILY CIRC 2004DAILY CIRC 2003% CHGSUNDAY CIRC 2004SUNDAY CIRC 2003% CHG
1USA Today (a)2,220,8632,154,5393.12,665,8152,616,8241.9
2Wall Street Journal2,106,7742,091,0620.8NANANA
3New York Times1,121,0571,118,5650.21,680,5831,676,8850.2
4Los Angeles Times*902,164955,211-5.61,292,2741,379,258-6.3
5New York Daily News715,052726,746-1.6786,952802,973-2.0
6Washington Post707,690729,698-3.01,007,4871,025,525-1.8
7New York Post686,207652,4265.2455,511437,1174.2
8Chicago Tribune+599,528613,481-2.3963,9271,002,166-3.8
9Houston Chronicle*554,783553,0160.3737,580747,402-1.3
10San Francisco Chronicle*+480,587512,640-6.3540,314561,118-3.7
11Boston Globe451,471450,5380.2707,813706,1530.2
12Arizona Republic*413,268432,285-4.4530,751547,859-3.1
13Newark Star-Ledger400,042408,672-2.1608,257611,027-0.5
14Atlanta Jounal-Constitution+397,097382,4213.8606,246622,065-2.5
15Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune*381,094380,3540.2678,650677,9290.1
16Philadelphia Inquirer*368,883376,493-2.0750,780749,7930.1
17Cleveland Plain Dealer*354,309365,289-3.0479,131485,544-1.3
18Detroit Free Press (b)348,838352,714-1.1710,036720,571-1.5
19San Diego Union-Tribune*+339,032352,198-3.7433,973447,128-2.9
20Portland Oregonian337,707334,7830.9405,295409,554-1.0
21St. Petersburg Times*311,680314,613-0.9395,973397,695-0.4
22Miami Herald*306,943304,7950.7416,530419,667-0.7
23Orange County Register*303,418302,8640.2371,046370,9110.0
24Sacramento Bee*293,705289,9061.3346,742350,078-1.0
25St. Louis Post-Dispatch*286,310285,8900.1449,845459,221-2.0
26Rocky Mountain News (c)+276,610288,889-4.3750,593785,675-4.5
27Denver Post (c)+275,472288,831-4.6750,593785,675-4.5
28Baltimore Sun+267,993276,848-3.2454,045465,807-2.5
29San Jose Mercury News*263,067271,995-3.3298,067302,712-1.5
30New Orleans Times-Picayune*252,799253,610-0.3281,374281,766-0.1
31Indianapolis Star*252,021249,8920.9358,261370,679-3.4
32Columbus Dispatch*251,045252,453-0.6361,304368,151-1.9
33Orlando Sentinel*248,492244,1541.8364,054362,1700.5
34Boston Herald240,759241,458-0.3152,813151,5890.8
35Milwaukee Journal Sentinal240,581244,285-1.5435,127437,577-0.6
36Pittsburgh Post-Gazette238,860242,546-1.5402,981405,692-0.7
37San Antonio Express-News+234,901231,2861.6356,680356,4020.1
38South Florida Sun-Sentinal*+234,782234,1520.3336,686339,120-0.7
39Seattle Times (d)231,051231,505-0.2462,920473,715-2.3
40Fort Worth Star-Telegram230,176225,2022.2326,803325,7780.3
41Charlotte Observer*226,082227,809-0.8278,573283,338-1.7
42Detroit Newsb224,215227,393-1.4710,036720,571-1.5
43Tampa Tribune*214,269210,2641.9293,090285,4872.7
44Louisville Courier-Journal*207,665213,176-2.6273,891279,732-2.1
45Oklahoma City Oklahoman*206,339207,537-0.6288,948291,721-1.0
46El Nuevo Dia*205,541201,5292.0253,540238,9816.1
47Norfolk Virginian-Pilot*200,055201,142-0.5234,508235,275-0.3
48Investor's Business Daily+197,333215,868-8.6NANANA
49Buffalo News*196,429207,982-5.6282,618298,378-5.3
50Omaha World-Herald192,607192,0750.3242,964241,8100.5

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulation. *Weekday averages include Saturday. +Figures adjusted by Advertising Age to indicate average weekday circulation. a) USA Today's Friday circulation is listed in the Sunday column. b)Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have a combined Sunday edition; c) Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post have a combined Sunday edition; d) Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer have a combined Sunday edition. The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, and Newsday did not have figures available due to ABC censure. The Kansas City Star did not file before press time.