IRS-2010-Q3
IRS Q3 2010: Interpretation of IRS data for magazines, impasse continues

Magazine publishers have always decried the results of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS), stating that the numbers are not always representative of the actual readership. While there is still uncertainty on which is the most relevant metric – AIR or TR – for measurement of magazine readership, the question also arises on how magazines that are not registered with the MRUC get measured.

Nitin Pandey Dec 14, 2010 8:06 AM

IRS Q3 2010: And the great AIR-TR debate continues…

Readership measurement comes in for intense scrutiny every time the IRS (Indian Readership Survey) results are released. Every round there is a fight on whether Average Issue Readership (AIR) or Total Readership (TR) is the more relevant metric. And while the debate still rages on, AIR is still winning.

Nitin Pandey Dec 13, 2010 7:23 AM

IRS Q3 2010: No cheer for dailies and magazines in the Tamil Nadu market

The IRS Q3 2010 results bring no cheer to publications in the Tamil Nadu market. The figures show decline for both dailies and magazines among the top five in terms of readership. While Daily Thanthi leads among dailies, Kumudam tops among magazines.

Tuhina Anand Dec 10, 2010 11:00 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Sambad maintains lead in Orissa; TOI is most read English daily

Not much change is seen in readership trends of newspapers in the state of Orissa in the IRS Q3 2010 results. Oriya daily Sambad continues as the leading newspaper in the state, while The Times of India has maintained its lead among English publications.

Nitin Pandey Dec 10, 2010 10:58 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Mixed bag for dailies in Maharashtra; 7 of top 16 see decline

Publications in the state of Maharashtra have seen a mixed bag of growths and declines, with seven of the top 15 seeing a drop in Average Issue Readership (AIR) as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. The scenario was much better in Q2, when just four of the top 15 had seen decline.

Cassandra Serpes Dec 10, 2010 10:55 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Much to cheer for dailies in Karnataka

While a few markets have shown decline and a few others a mixed bag, the Karnataka market is one that has largely seen growth in the IRS Q3 2010 results, with just four of the top 15 dailies showing decline. Although it is a largely Kannada language based state, when it comes to choice of languages, publications in English, Marathi and even Tamil are existent among the top newspapers.

Cassandra Serpes Dec 10, 2010 10:41 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Healthy growth for dailies in Bangalore, Vijay Karnataka maintains lead

Newspapers in Bangalore have witnessed mostly positive growth as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. Nine of the top 12, including English and Kannada language dailies, have seen healthy growth in readership. English daily Bangalore Mirror has seen a massive double digit growth of 71 per cent in AIR as against the Q2 results.

Nitin Pandey Dec 10, 2010 10:39 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Mixed bag for dailies & periodicals in J&K; steep growth for General Knowledge Today

Amid sporadic curfews and a ban on newspapers for some time, publications in Jammu and Kashmir operate under probably some of the toughest market conditions in India. It’s a mixed bag for both dailies and magazines in the state. While the top two dailies have seen a decline in AIR, The Times of India has recorded the highest growth.

Nitin Pandey Dec 9, 2010 10:59 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Amar Ujala claims top spot as dailies put up a good show in Himachal Pradesh

Dailies in Himachal Pradesh have mostly seen growth in AIR as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. Amar Ujala overtakes Punjab Kesari to claim the top spot among dailies. While Hindi dailies have seen mixed results, English dailies have whipped up mostly double digit growth in the third quarter.

Nitin Pandey Dec 9, 2010 10:57 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Gujarati dailies and magazines maintain the growth trend

As per the IRS Q3 2010 results, four of the top five Gujarati dailies have seen growth, while of the three Gujarati magazines, two have recorded growths. Chitralekha, the most read Gujarati magazine, has seen no change in its Average Issue Readership (AIR) in the third quarter.

Tuhina Anand Dec 9, 2010 10:55 AM

IRS Q3, 2010: Dailies & magazines chart a growth story in Gujarat market

Both dailies and magazines have put up a good show in Gujarat. Three of the top five dailies have seen growth, while all five top magazines in the state have recorded growth in AIR. Gujarat Samachar leads among dailies, while among magazines, Chitralekha is the most read.

Tuhina Anand Dec 9, 2010 10:52 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Dailies decline, while magazines do well in Chandigarh

The IRS Q3 2010 results bring no cheer for the dailies in Chandigarh. Some time back Hindi daily Hindustan had terminated its Chandigarh edition due to decreasing readership trends, the situation hasn’t improved for most dailies, which have seen sharp drop in readership in this quarter.

Nitin Pandey Dec 9, 2010 10:50 AM

Guest Article:  Readership of language brands to remain up

The latest round of IRS 2010 is music to the ears of the publishers of language dailies, with the readership trend positive for most brands, observes Ranjeet Kate, Director, Languages Business, Times Group. Kate analyses the rise of the language dailies in India and the factors that are contributing to their growth.

Ranjeet Kate Dec 9, 2010 7:25 AM

Guest Article: Is IRS a worthy print currency?

Vinay Chhajlani, CEO, NaiDunia, wonders how relevant and practical IRS can be made to attain true worthiness as a print currency. According to him, the IRS needs to mature as a currency to increase its worth, and not be relevant because it is the only currency, but because it is ‘the’ currency.

Vinay Chhajlani Dec 9, 2010 7:24 AM

IRS Q3 2010: Positive growth trend for dailies & magazines in UP continues

Both newspapers and magazines have mostly recorded growth in readership in Uttar Pradesh as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. While all top five dailies have seen growth in AIR, four of the top five magazines have recorded growth in AIR, beating the general decline trend seen in magazines nationally.

Nitin Pandey Dec 8, 2010 12:07 PM

IRS Q3 2010: 7 of top 10 dailies in Punjab see de-growth; Ajit remains the leader

Most dailies have seen a decline in readership in the Punjab market. Of the top 15 dailies, nine have seen a drop in AIR as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. Punjabi daily Ajit has retained its leadership position with a marginal growth. Punjab Kesari is the most read Hindi daily in the state, while The Tribune is the most read English daily.

Nitin Pandey Dec 8, 2010 12:04 PM

IRS Q3 2010: 6 out of top 10 dailies see growth in Uttarakhand; Amar Ujala leads

Newspapers in Uttarakhand have seen some interesting trends in the IRS Q3 2010 results. While the old Hindi newspaper players of the state, Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran, have witnessed decline in their readership, Hindustan has seen double digit growth in its readership in the third quarter.

Nitin Pandey Dec 8, 2010 12:02 PM

IRS Q3 2010: Mixed bag for dailies in Rajasthan; magazines see decline

Three of the top five dailies in the Rajasthan market have recorded growth in the Average Issue Readership (AIR) as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. Magazines have, however, seen a dismal performance with just one out of the top five recording positive growth.

Tuhina Anand Dec 8, 2010 12:00 PM

IRS Q3 2010: Dailies show strong growth in Madhya Pradesh; Dainik Bhaskar leads

Dailies have been able to chart a growth story in Madhya Pradesh, with just three of the top 15 papers showing a decline in AIR as per the IRS Q3 2010 results. Hindi dailies rule in the state, with The Times of India, the top English daily in the state, coming in at No. 9 in the overall top 15 list.

Nitin Pandey Dec 8, 2010 11:58 AM