WSJ remains largest circulation U.S. daily newspaper

It was quick to tout that this morning. The Journal is followed by USA Today and the New York Times, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations FAS-FAX Report. The New York Times is the Sunday circulation leader ( 1,339,462). The Los Angeles Times (948,889) and Washington Post (852,861) follow. (Poynter's Rick Edmonds writes about the complex new set of rules for measuring circulation.) || More circulation figures are after the jump.

TOP 25 DAILY NEWSPAPERS (with total average circulation)

1. Wall Street Journal; 2,117,796

2. USA Today; 1,829,099

3. New York Times; 916,911

4. Los Angeles Times; 605,243

5. San Jose Mercury News; 577,665

6. Washington Post; 550,821

7. New York Daily News; 530,924

8. New York Post; 522,874

9. Chicago Tribune; 437,205

10. Chicago Sun-Times; 419,409

11. Dallas Morning News; 404,951

12. Houston Chronicle; 364,724

13. Philadephia Inquirer; 343,710

14. Arizona Republic; 337,170

15. Denver Post; 324,970

16. Newsday; 298,759

17. Star Tribune; 296,605

18. St. Petersburg Times; 292,441

19. Oregonian; 260,248

20. Cleveland Plain Dealer; 254,372

21. Seattle Times; 253,742

22. Detroit Free Press; 246,169

23. San Francisco Chronicle; 235,350

24. Newark Star Ledger; 229,255

25. Boston Globe; 219,214

TOP 25 U.S. SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS (with total average circulation)

1. New York Times; 1,339,462

2. Los Angeles Times; 948,889

3. Washington Post; 852,861

4. Chicago Tribune; 780,601

5. San Jose Mercury News; 636,999

6. Detroit Free Press; 614,226

7. Houston Chronicle; 587,984

8. New York Daily News; 584,658

9. Denver Post; 519,838

10. Star Tribune; 516,134

11. Arizona Republic; 511,764

12. Philadelphia Inquirer; 488,287

13. St. Petersburg Times; 429,048

14. Chicago Sun-Times; 421,453

15. Cleveland Plain Dealer; 403,001

16. Atlanta Journal-Constitution; 391,815

17. Dallas Morning News; 375,100

18. Newsday; 362,221

19. St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 360,450;

20. Boston Globe; 356,652

21. New York Post; 355,784

22. Seattle Times; 346,991

23. Baltimore Sun; 343,552

24. Newark Star-Ledger; 337,416;
25. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; 333,999

More on the figures from paidContent.org

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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