Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017 (UPDATED)

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PostLatest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017 (UPDATED)
by KK » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:54 pm

(1st Jan 2017 - 31st Dec 2017; comparisons with 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2016)

Playstation Official Magazine: 25,190 (down from 28,120)
Official Xbox Magazine: 16,421 (down from 20,837)
PC Gamer: 15,259 (down from 17,624)
Games Master: NO LONGER REGISTERED (12,849 during last audit in 2014)
EDGE: NO LONGER REGISTERED (18,082 during last audit in 2014)
GamesTM: NO LONGER REGISTERED (12,608 during last audit in 2014)

And the rest...

(Average either from 1st January to 31st December 2017, or 1st July 2017 to 31st Dec 2017; comparisons against the last thread 1 year ago)

GQ Magazine: 115,006 (down from 115,521)
Men's Health: 175,683 (down from 182,026)
Men's Fitness: 21,183 (down from 25,807)
Top Gear Magazine: 103,489 (down from 112,822)
T3: 36,991 (down from 43,125)
Stuff: 54,492 (down from 56,183)
Wired: 50,024 (down from 53,020)
MacFormat: 20,117 (down from 23,021)
EMPIRE: 109,654 (down from 123,004)
Total Film: 38,791 (down from 45,410)
Sainsbury's Magazine: 164,980 (down from 190,694)
Waitrose Magazine: 691,975 (unknown; free for card holders)
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine: 64,060 (Up from 63,372)
BBC Music: 32,885 (down from 35,734)
Country Life: 41,314 (Up from 40,047)
Radio Times: 631,960 (down from 684,922)
What's On TV: 895,925 (down from 944,644)
TV Choice: 1,188,558 (down from 1,219,097)
Private Eye: 246,628 (down from 250,204)
OK! Magazine: 165,583 (down from 189,270)
Take A Break: 497,349 (down from 542,786)
Hello! Magazine: 234,655 (Up from 225,986)
Closer: 189,577 (down from 223,342)
Grazia: 102,859 (down from 122,213)

The Newspapers - January 2018

(comparisons with December 2017)

The Sun: 1,545,594 (Up from 1,480,337)
The Sun On Sunday: 1,286,859 (Up from 1,227,015)
Daily Mail: 1,343,142 (down from 1,394,385)
Mail on Sunday: 1,106,067 (down from 1,137,024)
The Mirror: 583,192 (Up from 581,877)
Sunday Mirror: 506,866 (Up from 493,069)
The Times: 440,558 (down from 446,204)
Sunday Times: 739,845 (Up from 735,025)
Daily Telegraph: 385,346 (down from 393,310)
Sunday Telegraph: 298,720 (down from 303,307)
Daily Star: 391,988 (Up from 391,509)
Daily Express: 364,721 (down from 364,933)
Daily Star Sunday: 236,631 (down from 239,853)
The Guardian (new tabloid format): 152,714 (Up from 151,625)
The Observer: 176,795 (Up from 175,401)
i: 257,223 (Up from 257,221)
Sunday People: 193,839 (191,188)
London Evening Standard: 888,017 (Up from 867,325)
Metro: 1,475,372 (Up from 1,471,663)

TOTAL: 12,373,489

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by jawafour » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:25 pm

The latest mag / news circulation figures are genuinely - totes legit - some of my favourite KK threads.

Will study this info before posting further.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Vermilion » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:32 pm

I'm not surprised Total Film has gone down, they kept dicking around with the prices, one month you'd find it was £4.50, another it would be £5.99, then it would be £4.99, and so on.

By doing that they lost me as a reader.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by KK » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Vermilion wrote:I'm not surprised Total Film has gone down, they kept dicking around with the prices, one month you'd find it was £4.50, another it would be £5.99, then it would be £4.99, and so on.

By doing that they lost me as a reader.

I've noticed the same thing with Official PlayStation - one month it's £5.99, then £6.99. Seems to depend on the "free" gift(s). Doesn't impact subscribers though, thankfully. But I can't see many impulse purchases at £7.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by jawafour » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Well, although I always enjoy purusing the latest figures, I had forgotten the sense of disappointment they now bring. Man, games mags are struggling. Official Xbox down to 16k and Official PlayStation down to 23k? Incredible. I think the shelf price point of six quid is just too much for what you get - and I like the mags. But, hey, we've said all this before over the past few years.

I feel that a key reason for sales declines - for news and mags - is that most folk have, in their minds, totally devalued the worth of journalism. Heck, I did it in the paragraph above. "Youngsters", especially, have grown up being able to get news for free via the internet and, often, they appear to prefer small chunks of information to digest rather than anything in-depth. Not everyone, of course, but perhaps a big part of the population. The rise of social media tech channels has given people the capability to instantly share their own views on subjects far and wide; why would they pay to read somebody else's views?

Of course, this change has brought tremendous benefits but I do fear that large, paid, "recognisable" news outlets could gradually decline and that brings about concerns around in-depth investigation and quality. Even if, naturally, we may not always agree with what is written :-) .

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Hyperion » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:29 pm

65,000 people decided to start reading the Sun?
Britain :dread:
Edit - no wait 2400ish. Still.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by bear » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:54 pm

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It's grim looking at numbers for titles like Top Gear and Wired continually declining. The fall for Top Gear is a bit odd because it's not like the old presenters contributed much to the magazine, maybe four pages in total so you'd think their departure wouldn't hurt the magazine that much.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by KK » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:18 pm

CustomPC: 7,326
PC Pro: 23,996
Computer Shopper: 14,605

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by NickSCFC » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:42 pm

The Sun, Mirror and Hello up :fp:

Edit: Just noticed newspapers are Dec 2017 and Jan 2018 comparisons.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Garth » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Yeah, I'd be interested in comparisons with January 2017 or December 2016 for the newspapers if you have those numbers KK?

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by KK » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:19 pm

January 2018 vs. December 2016

The Sun: 1,545,594 (down from 1,611,464)
The Sun On Sunday: 1,286,859 (down from 1,383,048)
Daily Mail: 1,343,142 (down from 1,491,264)
Mail on Sunday: 1,106,067 (down from 1,383,048)
The Mirror: 583,192 (down from 877,480)
The Times: 440,558 (down from 446,164)
Sunday Times: 739,845 (down from 792,210)
Daily Telegraph: 385,346 (down from 460,054)
Sunday Telegraph: 298,720 (down from 359,287)
Daily Star: 391,988 (down from 440,471)
Daily Express: 364,721 (down from 391,626)
Daily Star Sunday: 236,631 (down from 257,790)
The Guardian (new tabloid format): 152,714 (down from 161,091)

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i: 257,223 (-2.59% on December 2017 vs December 2016)
Sunday People: 193,839 (-20.13% on December 2017 vs December 2016)
London Evening Standard: 888,017 (+2.29% on December 2017 vs December 2016)

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Garth » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:26 pm

Cheers! Pretty big drops for The Mirror and Mail on Sunday!

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by lex-man » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:09 pm

When I use to read pc gamer in the 90’s they averaged 80,000 a week.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:20 am

jawafour wrote:I think the shelf price point of six quid is just too much for what you get - and I like the mags.

Is that how much they are? Christ on a bike. Back in the day when I was a reader, N64/NGC Mag was always between £3-4!

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by jawafour » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:59 am

Drumstick wrote:
jawafour wrote:I think the shelf price point of six quid is just too much for what you get - and I like the mags.

Is that how much they are? Christ on a bike. Back in the day when I was a reader, N64/NGC Mag was always between £3-4!

Yeah... although, to be fair, that was about twenty years ago, Drummy :) . Very roughly, four quid in 1999 is equivalent to about £6.40 today.

I wonder when Sony and Microsoft will pull the plug on these mags, rather like when Nintendo did with their official title. I'd hate to see that happen but the circulation figures are getting pretty small now and I can just imagine the marketing teams comparing them to, say, their Twitter follower numbers. Future Publishing has never figured out a way of linking their paper-based mag audience with an online presence and I don't believe that they have the people or funds to do so nowdays. Very few magazine publishers have figured out a way of monetising their writing in an online format.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Buffalo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:07 am

Who the strawberry float buys GQ? What does it even do? Huge number.

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by lex-man » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:09 am

Buffalo wrote:Who the strawberry float buys GQ? What does it even do? Huge number.


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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by OrangeRakoon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:08 am

The only magazine I semi-regularly buy is New Scientist

I would say the games mag continued decline is depressing, but it's no where near as depressing as being reminded how many people read the Sun and the Mail

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by NickSCFC » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:29 pm

It'll be a shame when these big name magazines like Wired, EDGE and Empire disappear from stores...

...The Sun and The Star on the other hand...

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PostRe: Latest ABC Magazine and Newspaper Sales Figures: January - December 2017
by Labo Banana Split » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:53 pm

That last graph is projected stats... and it's from the past.


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