US Newspaper Circulations Fell 8.7 Percent in Last Six Months

The Audit Bureau of Circulations reports that the weekday circulation of U.S. newspapers fell by an average of 8.7 percent in the last six months, while Sunday circulation was down by 6.5 percent. These aren’t as steep as the declines in the previous  six month period, when the average decrease was 10.6 percent on weekdays and 7.5 percent on Sundays.

And for the kickoff day of Newspaper War 2010: the Journal was the only of the largest 25 dailies to increase its circulation (by 0.5 percent), while The Times’ declined by 8.5 percent on weekdays and 5.2 on Sundays.

US Newspaper Circulations Fell 8.7 Percent in Last Six Months