Irish Newspaper Circulation revenues

As it a calendar year it a good time to look at over numbers – but the ones that count – €’s. Looking at the circulation figures and the cover price of the respective papers – we can see the how the shift in numbers affects the top-line. There are a few caveats to this analysis. It’s the difference in average circulation between the first half and second half of the year, it’s the December cover price that’s used and a title with different cover price at the weekend – the week day cover price was used (normally the lesser). […]

Irish Newspaper Circulation December 2009

The last month of the year shows no improvements. The Redtops had a bit of a disaster – possibly down to poor distribution due to the adverse weather and also as a huge amount sporting events were cancelled – a big draw for their readers. The Daily Star was back over 5,000 month on month and The Sun back by 3,600. The latter is most likely still suffering from the vagaries of the Glass Palace in Stephens Street (AKA Dunnes Stores) where they stamped their feet and demanded their own T+C’s. When News International declined their offer, the Glass Palace […]

Regional Newspaper Circulation July Dec 2009

This is a bit text heavy – but struggle on!  Without going through each title line by line the topline data can be summarised as follows:    Papers no longer having a figure for July Dec 2009 are not necessarily defunct, many have opted out of the ABC audit for their own individual reasons.    In July/Dec 2009 four publications have joined the audit and four opted out. Like for like sales show that they are down 33,000 or 7% on 2008 and 53,000 or 11% on 2007. Of the papers under the audit there are still 435,000 papers sold every week […]