Sunday Newspaper Circulation Circulations July Dec 2011

The Sunday ABC’s very much reflect the demise of the News of the World during the year with only some of the papers gaining on the back of the closure.  With that the Sunday market is down 114,000 copies year on year or 11%– which is still not equal to the sale of the NoW prior to its closure (124,000). The figures would suggest that the majority of NoW purchasers didn’t remain in the market after their Sunday paper closed. Personally, I’d suggest that the NoW was, in the majority of buying scenarios, a ‘secondary purchase’ and, once gone, the […]

Irish Morning Newspaper Circulations July Dec 2011

The morning market declined by 6% to 552,000 copies every day. It’s better than the Sunday story, but the morning market still has the same participants as last year unlike the Sunday market. As a group, the tabloids are the real sufferers in the morning market accounting for over half of the drop in circulations. They have also dropped market share to 39%, their lowest share since 1998 – their highest being 45% circa 2005. By far the worst result in the morning comes from the Daily Star dropping nearly 10,000 copies to 81,000. Not far behind is its rival, […]

Circulations and Revenue

Yet another way to look at the figures is, interestingly, through generated revenue. It should be noted that these are revenues ‘at the till’ and not the revenues accruing to the publisher. Also they are, unfortunately, including bulks as its impossible to guess what figure to put on the bulk sales. But, given those partial constraints, it’s still an interesting look at the cash in the business. The Sunday world manages to increase its revenue on a flat circulation figure and the Daily Mail has a decent increase in revenue thanks to a circulation increase and a price rise. The […]

Irish Regional Circulations July Dec 2011

A much depleted field than in normal years, with only twenty-five papers opting to produce an audited figure. Last Thursday IN&M announced that although their regional titles had been audited, they would not be auditing their twelve regional papers from here on in. Seemingly the ABC audit figures “did not resonate with local advertisers”. What data instead they hope would “resonate with the advertisers” is a mystery. It’s worth looking back at the fortunes of some of the papers over that past five years. The Leinster Leader and the Munster Express are two paper that jump out halving their circulation […]

Sun On Sunday Launch

There would have been quite a few of the publishing groups caught on the hop by News internationals statement that it was to go to a seven day edition starting this Sunday. Many observers on Friday were pencilling in mid April for the launch after Rupert Murdoch suggested that Sunday title would launch ‘soon’. We now know the time frame attached to ‘soon’ in the world of Rupert Murdoch. So, one can assume that the Sunday Sun will have an Irish cousin and if so, which one of the current titles will have to give way? The figures would suggest […]

Magazines ABC 2010

A small bit on the Magazines that were in yesterdays ABC’s and there is little else to add!  Title 2011 2010 +/- % All Ireland Kitchen Guide 4,297 5,186 -889 -17.1% Auto Trader – Republic of Ireland 9,171 17,401 -8,230 -47.3% Business Plus 10,453 10,022 431 4.3% Confetti 5,563 5,678 -115 -2.0% Easy Food 26,363 27,102 -739 -2.7% Easy Health and Living 9,193 10,264 -1,071 -10.4% Food & Wine 7,470 7,815 -345 -4.4% GCN (Gay Community News) 11,002 11,001 1 0.0% Hot Press 17,688 17,725 -37 -0.2% House and Home 14,552 15,385 -833 -5.4% Image 21,261 19,005 2,256 11.9% Image […]

IN&M pulls out of Regional ABC audit

You can look at a websites analytics and see who, at that moment in time, is looking at the site, where they came from, how many pages they’ve viewed and so on. You can use other software, such as Zopim for example, to communicate instantly with any of the people on line. That’s the type of data advantage that any ‘traditional’ medium is competing against. So why, when you have limited data in the first place, would you further curtail the potential information available to potential clients. This is what IN&M looks to have done on Thursday by opting to […]

JNRS 2011

Nine fallers and four managed a gain in the latest JNRS released today. The Irish Independent and the Mirror share the stage (probably for the first time), but both for very different reasons. The Mirrors accolade was that it grew 11% in readership year on year and on the other hand the Irish Independent lost 11% or 62,000 readers and drops below the half a million mark. Also in the morning market, The Irish Times suffered a fall of nearly 9% to 310,000 readers per day. The Star dropped 12,000 and The Sun nearly managed to hang on to last […]

European Internet usage December

    Country Visitors (000)  (%) Rank  Ave Hours per Visitor Rank Ave Pages per Visitor Rank2 World-Wide 1,444,092 24.4 13 2,354 13 Europe 381,546 27.5 5 2,935 5 Russian Federation 53,345 38% 17 25.1 11 2,792 7 Germany 51,008 62% 8 25.2 10 2,885 6 France 43,009 66% 5 27.5 5 2,786 8 United Kingdom 37,504 60% 9 35.6 1 3,297 2 Italy 24,468 40% 16 17.7 19 1,900 19 Turkey 23,369 32% 18 33.7 2 3,974 1 Spain 21,600 47% 14 26.9 8 2,321 14 Poland 18,194 48% 13 27.8 4 3,156 4 Netherlands 11,997 72% 1 32.2 […]

Another Superinjunction? MKII

I have every sympathy for the guy, who has, must, remain nameless. On the basis that there is an on-going legal wrangle and the fact that I was on the receiving end of some “correspondence” from his “advisors”, I’ll tread lightly. Not because of the correspondence (which, by the way, was replied to and legalled from this end), but more to respect the on-going case and, in a strange way, for the individual concerned. I am slightly bemused buy the articles that appeared in both the Times and Independent today regarding what can now only be described as ‘Taxigate’. Both articles kicked […]

Irish Newspaper Circulation January 2012

Before we’re all lulled into a false sense of hope, it should be pointed out that historically there is always an uplift in January sales in comparison to December. So, true to form, the market is up over 33,000 month on month. The only sales (due to this natural uplift) worth pointing out would be the Mail on Sunday which gained over 8,000 copies and the Sunday Times who managed to put on over 9,000 copies. The last time the Sunday Times had a sale of that magnitude was back in January 2010, so that’s a very encouraging start to […]

Augmented Reality and print

Another “innovation” that should/might/probably won’t be adapted by the print media, although they are in a prime position to do so. It’s all to do with what’s called Augmented Reality and aided by Image recognition. The principal is straightforward enough, although I’d suggest that the technology is not. It’s similar in function to QR codes, but probably suits the newspapers a little better. The company that seem to be grabbing all the headlines in this arena is Aurasma who recently linked up with the Daily Mirror to show how a paper, stuck at a point when it was printed, can […]

JNLR Data Comparisons

On the issue comparisons and the JNLR, I am perhaps a lone voice on a particular topic- the comparisons. Every quarter the figures are issued and there is great emphasis placed on the falls and the gains. But they draw their data from two overlapping surveys. This means that the comparative surveys are using the exact same figures in both sets of data, which to my mind is hardly a comparison. Take a look at this graphically, as it save a lot of explanation: So, this week we are comparing 2010/4 to 2011/3. Therefore they have the data for Q1, […]