By: E&P Staff
The New York Post, at long last, passed longtime rival New York Daily News today in daily circulation in the FAS-FAX report on the six-month period ending September 30, 2006. It also leapfrogged The Washington Post.
The New York Post was up of 5.1%, or 34,348 copies. The Post?s daily circulation now stands at 704,011 copies.
With this increase, “the Post is now the fifth-largest paper in the U.S. and the only tabloid in the top five. The Post?s jump in circulation is the largest of all three major daily New York City metropolitan newspapers,” the newspaper stated today.
“This is a great and historic day for the Post,” said Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, owner of the New York Post, in a statement. “We have created a newspaper with a unique voice that reflects the heart and soul of New York, and today?s figures, which for the first time place us ahead of the Daily News and in the top five newspapers in the country, are a testament to the vitality of the paper and the cherished role it plays in the life of this city. I thank Col Allan for his leadership and extend my heartiest congratulations to the entire staff for this wonderful accomplishment.”
The majority of the Post?s increase was in the New York area, with 31,061 of the copies coming from there.