The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has released circulation figures for the period July-December 2012.
As per the data, a break-up of language-wise certified circulation figures show Hindi publications leading with a total of 17,306,552 average certified copies. Circulation of Hindi dailies stood at 15,090,503, for Hindi weekly newspapers the number was 1,006,912, while that of Hindi magazines stood at 1,209,137.
Placed second are English publications with a total of 12,342,160 average certified copies. Circulation of English dailies stood at 9,096,172. English weekly newspapers registered circulation of 2,534,557, while for magazines the number stood at 711,431.
The language-wise break-up of dailies shows The Times of India leading in circulation among English dailies, followed by The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph and The Economic Times.
Among Hindi dailies, Dainik Jagran leads in circulation, followed by Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Rajasthan Patrika, and Dainik Bhaskar.
ABC, which is a tripartite organisation since 1948, certifies circulation figures twice a year. The not for profit organisation has been regularly publishing audited circulation figures for the last 65 years every six months, providing an insight into the circulation numbers of the print media industry.