AFR has toughest newspaper audit round

Metro newspapers have continued their steady decline, according to the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.  

The biggest moves downward for the quarter came from three Fairfax titles, with the Mon-Fri editions of the Australian Financial Review down by more than 8% on the previous 12 months to 81,845, Sydney’s Sun-Herald down by 4.5% to 461,509  and the Saturday edition of Melbourne’s The Age down 3.3% to 291,600. However, none of the major Australian papers have seen circulation figures plummet in the way they have in other parts of the world.

A rare growth story came from the Saturday edition of News Ltd’s Daily Telegraph in Sydney, up 3% to 337,000.

Sister title The Sunday Telegraph remains Australia’s biggest selling newspaper with a sale of 657,424, down 0.8% on 12  months ago.


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