Top 20 Daily and Sunday Papers Lists

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Updated at 11:20 a.m. EST, Nov. 20, with revised M-F circulation for The Boston Globe.

Top 20 Daily Papers
ABC FAS-FAX for six months ended Sept. 30, with gain/(loss) from same period last year

1. USA Today, McLean, Va. (M-Th)* 2,136,068 (0.6%)
2. The Wall Street Journal (M-F) 1,800,607 1.1%
3. The New York Times (M-F) 1,113,000 0.3%
4. Los Angeles Times (Th-Sa)** 1,006,130 0.5%
5. The Washington Post (M-F) 746,724 (1.8%)
6. Daily News, New York (M-F) 715,070 (2.5%)
7. Chicago Tribune (W-F)*** 679,327 0.5%
8. New York Post (M-F) 590,061 10.5%
9. Newsday, Melville, N.Y. (M-F) 578,809 0.3%
10. Houston Chronicle (M-Sa) 552,052 0.0%
11. San Francisco Chronicle (M-F) 512,129 0.0%
12. The Dallas Morning News (M-Th)? 505,724 2.2%
13. Chicago Sun-Times (M-F) 479,584 0.5%
14. The Boston Globe (M-F)**** 467,745 (0.7%)
15. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix (M-Sa) 448,782 (0.6%)
16. Star Tribune, Minneapolis (Th-Sa)?? 415,497 0.6%
17. The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. (M-F) 408,557 0.2%
18. The Philadelphia Inquirer (M-F) 373,892 2.4%
19. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (M-Th) 371,161 ???
20. Detroit Free Press (M-F) 368,839 (0.7%)

*Five-day average calculated by E&P: 2,230,899, a loss of 10,778, or 0.5%, from year-earlier period.
**Six-day average calculated by E&P: 965,633, a loss of 7,324, or 0.8%, from year-earlier period.
***Five-day average calculated by E&P: 613,429, a loss of 7,876, or 1.3%, from year-earlier period.
****ABC revised this figure on Nov. 19; it had previously reported that the newspaper declined 1.7%.
?Five-day average calculated by E&P: 521,956, a gain of 12,394, or 2.4%, from year-earlier period.
??Six-day average calculated by E&P: 379,139, a gain of 2,372, or 0.6%, from year-earlier period.
???Change in publishing plan. Five-day average calculated by E&P: 381,833.

Top 20 Sunday Papers
ABC FAS-FAX for six months ended Sept. 30, with gain/(loss) from same period last year

1. The New York Times 1,671,865 0.2%
2. Los Angeles Times 1,376,932 0.6%
3. The Washington Post 1,048,122 (1.2%)
4. Chicago Tribune 1,012,240 0.2%
5. Daily News, New York 801,292 0.2%
6. The Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News 789,137 (2.3%)
7. The Dallas Morning News 784,905 1.1%
8. The Philadelphia Inquirer 747,969 2.1%
9. Houston Chronicle 744,935 0.0%
10. The Detroit News & Free Press 738,709 (1.4%)
11. The Boston Globe 703,053 (0.3%)
12. Newsday, Melville, N.Y. 676,809 0.2%
13. Star Tribune, Minneapolis 674,343 0.4%
14. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 620,782 (3.0%)
15. The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. 610,012 0.2%
16. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix 554,059 (0.1%)
17. San Francisco Chronicle 539,563 3.1%
18. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland 481,126 0.8%
19. Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer 473,010 (1.2%)
20. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 468,134 (3.7%)

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