Irish Newspaper Circulations 2009

The figure for the last six months of the decades were released today and, non surprises.

Overall the total market is down 5% in comparison to July – December 2008, or to put it more starkly, down over 100,000 copies. The main percentage hit came form the morning market back 7% or nearly 50,000. Likewise for the Sunday’s  but in percentage terms they are down 4%. The Evenings, even at a low base are down 7% as well.    

Market July Dec 2008 July Dec 2009 Diff ‘000 Diff %
Total Sunday 1,200,356 1,153,381 -46,976 -4%
Total Morning 672,700 625,410 -47,290 -7%
Total Evening 99,449 92,195 -7,254 -7%
Total Market 1,972,505 1,870,985 -101,520 -5%