# UPDATED: E&P Charts the New FAS-FAX: Top 20 Daily and Sunday Papers

By: E&P Staff

The Top 20 Papers based on circulation figures for the six-month period ending September 2004.**TOP 20 DAILY PAPERS**

1. **USA Today** (M-F), circ: 2,309,853 *gain* of62,857, or 2.8%

2. **The Wall Street Journal** (M-F), circ: 2,106,77*gain* of 15,712, or 0.7%

3. **The New York Times** (M-F), circ: 1,121,057*gain* of 2,492, or 0.2%

4. **Los Angeles Times** (M-S), circ: 902,164*loss* of 53,047, or 5.5%

5. **Daily News** (New York) (M-F), circ: 715,052*loss* of 11,694, or 1.6%

6. **The Washington Post** (M-F), circ: 707,690*loss* of 22,179, or 3.0%

7. **New York Post** (M-F), circ: 686,207*gain* of 33,781, or 5.1%

8. **Chicago Tribune** (M-F), circ: 600,988*loss* of 12,493, or 2.0%

9. **Houston Chronicle** M-S, circ: 554,783*gain* of 1,767, or 0.3%

10. **San Francisco Chronicle** (M-F), circ: 480,587*loss* of 31,158, or 6.0%

11. **The Boston Globe** (M-F), circ: 451,471*gain* of 933, or 0.2%

12. **The Arizona Republic** (M-S), circ: 413,268*loss* of 19,017, or 4.4%

13. **The Star-Ledger** (Newark, N.J.) (M-F), circ: 400,042*loss* of 8,630, or 2.1%

14. **The Atlanta Journal-Constitution** (M-F), circ: 397,097*gain* of 14,677, or 3.8%

15. **Star Tribune** (Minneapolis) (M-S), circ: 381,094*gain* of 740, or 0.1%

16. **The Philadelphia Inquirer** (M-S), circ: 368,883*loss* of 7,610, or 2.0%

17. **The Plain Dealer** (Cleveland) (M-S), circ: 354,309*loss* of 10,980, or 3.0%

18. **Detroit Free Press** (M-F), circ: 348,838*gain* of 3,876, or 1.1%

19. **The San Diego Union-Tribune** (M-S), circ: 339,037*loss* of 13,161, or 3.7%

20. **The Oregonian** (Portland) (M-F), circ: 337,707*gain* of 2,924, or 0.8%**TOP 20 SUNDAY PAPERS**

1. **The New York Times**, circ: 1,680,583 *gain* of 3,698, or 0.2%

2. **Los Angeles Times**, circ: 1,292,274 *loss* of 86,984, or 6.3%

3. **The Washington Post**, circ: 1,007,487 *loss* of 18,038, or 1.7%

4. **Chicago Tribune**, circ: 963,927 *loss* of 38,239, or 3.8%

5. **Daily News** (New York), circ: 786,952 *loss* of 16,021, or 2.0%

6. **The Philadelphia Inquirer**, circ: 750,780 *gain* of 987, or 0.1%

7. **The Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News**, circ: 750,593 *loss* of 35,082, or 4.4%

8. **Houston Chronicle**, circ: 737,580 *loss* of 9,822, or 1.3%

9. **The Detroit News and Free Press**, circ: 710,036 *loss* of 10,535, or 1.4%

10. **The Boston Globe**, circ: 707,813 *gain* of 1,660, or 0.2%

11. **Star Tribune** (Minneapolis), circ: 678,650 *gain* of 721, or 0.1%

12. **The Star-Ledger** (Newark, N.J.), circ: 608,257 *loss* of 2,770, or 0.4%

13. **The Atlanta Journal-Constitution**, circ: 606,246 *loss* of 15,819, or 2.5%

14. **San Francisco Chronicle**, circ: 540,314 *loss* of 20,804, or 3.7%

15. **The Arizona Republic**, circ: 530,751 *loss* of 17,108, or 3.1%

16. **The Plain Dealer** (Cleveland), circ: 479,131*loss* of 6,413, or 1.3%

17. **The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer**, circ: 462,920 *loss* of 10,795, or 2.2%

18. **New York Post**, circ: 455,511 *gain* of 18,394, or 4.2%

19. **The Sun** (Balitmore), circ: 454,045 *loss* of 11,762, or 2.5%

20. **St. Louis Post-Dispatch**, circ: 449,845 *loss* of 9,376, or 2.0%**CORRECTION:** The daily-circulation chart originally omited the Detroit Free Press, which now ranks as the 18th largest-circulation daily newspaper. The current No. 19 and No. 20 papers were therefore ranked one higher, and the St. Petersburg Times, which is no longer listed, was ranked No. 20. We regret the error. (Corrected Nov. 3, 10:40 a.m.)