Arlington Heights, Ill.—News Corp.'s The Wall Street Journal remained the largest weekday-circulation newspaper for the six months ended Sept. 30, according to FAS-FAX figures released Tuesday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Journal's total average circulation, which includes print and digital subscribers, totaled 2,096,169, down 1% from its total average circulation for the six months ended March 31. In the same time frame, the Journal's total digital circulation increased 6% to 537,469.
Gannet Co.'s USA Today was the second-largest daily-circulation newspaper, with a total average circulation of 1,784,242, down 2% from the six months ended March 31.
The New York Times posted the third-largest daily newspaper circulation, with its total average circulation at 1,150,589, up 25% over the earlier period. That increase was driven by the Times' new paywall, which saw its total digital subscribers almost quadruple between March 31 and Sept. 30, increasing to 380,003 from 100,520.