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AFR circulation falls while Famous enjoys 35% boost

FamousFairfax’s The Australian Financial Review took the biggest hit in circulation among the newspaper titles in the three months to September, while among the weekly magazines, Famous saw a 35 per cent leap.

According to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations results Pacific Magazines’ Famous continued its strong performance from the previous audit, rising from 62,089 in September last year to 83,842 year on year (YOY) in the current audit. In terms of its other titles, Who Weekly remained steady with a 1.1 per cent rise to 136,492, while That’s Life fell 4.7 per cent to 293,628.

The biggest falls in the category came from ACP Magazines’ NW, down 6.4 per cent YOY to 140,426, while Grazia fell 4.6 per cent to 66,804 and Take 5 fell 6.7 per cent to 241,161. However, Woman’s Day managed to remain steady with a marginal 0.8 per cent YOY rise to 408, 508.

Meanwhile, among the national newspapers, The AFR weekday edition posted the biggest fall, down 9.7 per cent YOY to 79,201. Its Saturday edition similarly fell 5.9 per cent to 78,433.

News Ltd’s The Australian also saw a fall of 4.2 per cent YOY to 134,100 during the weekdays, while its Saturday edition fell slightly by 1.6 per cent to 302, 115.

New South Wales and Victorian weekday and Saturday edition newspapers largely managed to remain steady, particularly Melbourne’s Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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