List of newspapers in the United States by circulation

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This is a list of the top 100 newspapers in the United States by daily circulation for the six-month period ending March 31, 2013.[1] These figures are compiled by the Alliance for Audited Media.

Table[edit]

The list includes print circulation, "branded editions" and "digital editions."

RankNewspaperPrimary
Locality
StateDaily
Circulation
Sunday
Circulation
Owner
1The Wall Street JournalNationwide2,378,827News Corp
2The New York TimesNationwide/New York CityNew York1,865,3182,322,429The New York Times Company
3USA TodayNationwide1,674,306Gannett Company
4Los Angeles TimesLos AngelesCalifornia653,868954,010Tribune Company
5San Jose Mercury NewsSan JoseCalifornia583,998[note 1]702,407MediaNews Group
6Daily NewsNew York CityNew York516,165644,879Daily News, L.P.
7New York PostNew York CityNew York500,521353,900News Corp
8The Washington PostWashingtonD.C.474,767838,014Nash Holdings
9Chicago Sun-TimesChicagoIllinois470,548406,094Wrapports
10The Denver PostDenverColorado416,676626,875MediaNews Group
11Chicago TribuneChicagoIllinois414,930781,324Tribune Company
12The Dallas Morning NewsDallasTexas409,265697,717A. H. Belo Corporation
13NewsdayLong IslandNew York377,744458,692Cablevision
14Houston ChronicleHoustonTexas360,2511,042,389Hearst Corporation
15The Orange County RegisterSanta AnaCalifornia356,165376,674Freedom Communications
16The Star-LedgerNewarkNew Jersey340,778432,040Advance Publications
17Tampa Bay TimesSt. PetersburgFlorida340,260402,422Times Publishing Company
18The Plain DealerClevelandOhio311,605458,838Advance Publications
19Philadelphia InquirerPhiladelphiaPennsylvania306,831 [note 2]477,313Interstate General Media
20Star TribuneMinneapolisMinnesota301,345579,871The Star Tribune Company
21The Arizona RepublicPhoenixArizona293,640542,274Gannett Company
22Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonoluluHawaii268,244207,139Black Press
23Las Vegas Review-JournalLas VegasNevada252,047194,057Stephens Media
24U-T San DiegoSan DiegoCalifornia250,678409,796MILM Holdings
25The Boston GlobeBostonMassachusetts245,572382,452John W. Henry
26The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAtlantaGeorgia231,094644,287Cox Media Group
27The Seattle TimesSeattleWashington229,764336,363The Seattle Times Company
28The OregonianPortlandOregon228,909303,495Advance Publications
29San Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoCalifornia218,987301,425Hearst Corporation
30Detroit Free PressDetroitMichigan209,652708,114Gannett Company
31St. Paul Pioneer PressSt. PaulMinnesota208,280284,507MediaNews Group
32Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPittsburghPennsylvania202,175215,581Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
33The Sacramento BeeSacramentoCalifornia200,802285,356The McClatchy Company
34Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukeeWisconsin198,469320,582Journal Communications
35The Tampa TribuneTampaFlorida191,477Tampa Media Group, Inc.
36The Kansas City StarKansas CityMissouri189,283280,790The McClatchy Company
37Fort Worth Star-TelegramFort WorthTexas188,593297,976The McClatchy Company
38Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburghPennsylvania180,433302,460Block Communications
39The SunBaltimoreMaryland177,054309,061Tribune Company
40St. Louis Post-DispatchSt. LouisMissouri167,199287,423Lee Enterprises
41Sun-SentinelFort LauderdaleFlorida163,728228,906Tribune Company
42Orlando SentinelOrlandoFlorida161,070268,257Tribune Company
43Arkansas Democrat-GazetteLittle RockArkansas158,090228,532WEHCO Media
44Investor's Business DailyLos AngelesCalifornia157,161Investor's Business Daily
45The Indianapolis StarIndianapolisIndiana156,850286,115Gannett Company
46The RecordHackensackNew Jersey154,823180,023North Jersey Media Group
47The Miami HeraldMiamiFlorida147,130190,751The McClatchy Company
48The Buffalo NewsBuffaloNew York145,386219,002Berkshire Hathaway
49San Antonio Express-NewsSan AntonioTexas139,005356,401Hearst Corporation
50The Charlotte ObserverCharlotteNorth Carolina137,829191,962The McClatchy Company
51The Press-EnterpriseRiversideCalifornia137,581161,004A. H. Belo Corporation
52The Columbus DispatchColumbusOhio137,148257,479Dispatch Printing Company
53Omaha World-HeraldOmahaNebraska132,322162,124Berkshire Hathaway
54The Virginian-PilotNorfolkVirginia131,653161,553Landmark Media Enterprises
55The Courier-JournalLouisvilleKentucky131,208224,420Gannett Company
56The Cincinnati EnquirerCincinnatiOhio129,901254,670Gannett Company
57Austin American-StatesmanAustinTexas129,519183,685Cox Media Group
58The Hartford CourantHartfordConnecticut128,302185,757Tribune Company
59The OklahomanOklahoma CityOklahoma124,667171,446The Anschutz Corporation
60The News & ObserverRaleighNorth Carolina123,258179,214The McClatchy Company
61La OpiniónLos AngelesCalifornia115,68237,585ImpreMedia
62The Detroit NewsDetroitMichigan115,643MediaNews Group
63Fresno BeeFresnoCalifornia110,744162,989The McClatchy Company
64The Providence JournalProvidenceRhode Island109,497111,404A. H. Belo Corporation
65The Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake CityUtah104,023138,851MediaNews Group
66Deseret NewsSalt Lake CityUtah103,190183,049Deseret News Publishing Company
67Richmond Times-DispatchRichmondVirginia102,586152,446Berkshire Hathaway
68Democrat and ChronicleRochesterNew York101,885149,590Gannett Company
69The Palm Beach PostWest Palm BeachFlorida101,412129,485Cox Media Group
70The TennesseanNashvilleTennessee100,825227,626Gannett Company
71Boston HeraldBostonMassachusetts95,92973,043Herald Media
72Tulsa WorldTulsaOklahoma95,063131,287Berkshire Hathaway
73The Commercial AppealMemphisTennessee94,775133,788E. W. Scripps Company
74Daily HeraldArlington HeightsIllinois94,208100,658Paddock Publications
75The Des Moines RegisterDes MoinesIowa93,304191,560Gannett Company
76Arizona Daily StarTucsonArizona92,762141,587Lee Enterprises
77Dayton Daily NewsDaytonOhio91,212156,199Cox Media Group
78Asbury Park PressNeptune CityNew Jersey91,098136,855Gannett Company
79The Florida Times-UnionJacksonvilleFlorida89,574139,811Morris Publishing Group
80The BladeToledoOhio87,868118,043Block Communications
81The Times of Northwest IndianaMunsterIndiana85,80691,778Lee Enterprises
82Wisconsin State JournalMadisonWisconsin84,574109,392Lee Enterprises
83Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerqueNew Mexico84,506103,692Journal Publishing Company
84The Post and CourierCharlestonSouth Carolina83,48390,168Evening Post Publishing Company
85Lexington Herald-LeaderLexingtonKentucky82,496103,526The McClatchy Company
86Los Angeles Daily NewsLos AngelesCalifornia82,43194,073MediaNews Group
87The Times-PicayuneNew OrleansLouisiana81,109[note 3]175,097Advance Publications
88The News JournalWilmingtonDelaware80,918107,423Gannett Company
89The Morning CallAllentownPennsylvania80,548119,216Tribune Company
90Akron Beacon JournalAkronOhio80,366111,606Black Press
91Knoxville News SentinelKnoxvilleTennessee77,979107,021E. W. Scripps Company
92Daily BreezeTorranceCalifornia76,61869,554MediaNews Group
93Press-TelegramLong BeachCalifornia75,85068,312MediaNews Group
94Telegram & GazetteWorcesterMassachusetts75,48278,443The New York Times Company
95Intelligencer JournalLancasterPennsylvania75,25895,222Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
96Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasotaFlorida73,71895,390Halifax Media Group
97The News TribuneTacomaWashington73,557102,080The McClatchy Company
98Atlantic City PressAtlantic CityNew Jersey72,84395,626Berkshire Hathaway
99Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanoogaTennessee71,99391,347WEHCO Media
100Naples Daily NewsNaplesFlorida70,05585,300E. W. Scripps Company

Other newspapers of notable circulation[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Did not report a five-day daily average. This number is a simple average of the five reported numbers for each individual weekday.
  2. ^ Includes circulation of the Philadelphia Daily News, which is treated as an edition of the Inquirer.
  3. ^ Only publishes print edition on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This number is a simple average of the five reported numbers for each individual weekday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Advocate staff report (March 25, 2013). "Georges signs letter of intent to buy The Advocate". The Advocate. Retrieved June 9, 2013.