Indian dailies have grown in the past one year, shows ABC Jan-June circulation data
While Dainik Bhaskar topped the charts, Dainik Jagran ranked second
Published - Dec 19, 2018 8:10 AM Updated: Dec 19, 2018 8:10 AM
Data released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) for January-June 2018 period shows the Indian dailies have got considerable growth in their sales as compared to the previous year.
According to the figures released by ABC, Dainik Bhaskar topped the list as the highest circulated daily among ABC’s member publications. The average sales growth for Dainik Bhaskar in the January-June period was 4,251,236, a considerable jump compared to 3,758,949 during the same period in 2017.
Dainik Jagran which was at the first position last year has dropped to the second rank with an average sales growth of 4,144,706 compared to 3,964,064.
While English daily The Times of India clinched the third spot at 2,826,164, the other English newspaper Hindustan Times has come 16th with 1,004,110. South India-based English Daily The Hindu has climbed one spot, claiming the 9th position with 1,397,944 as compared to 1,216,118 during the same period in 2017.
Hindi daily Hindustan came fourth with 2,625,343. Amar Ujala has been ranked fifth with 2,610,784.
Telugu Daily Eenadu came seventh with 1,807,998 and Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi clinched the 8th spot with 1,525,526.
With an average sales growth of 2,368,672 in this period, Malayalam Daily Malayala Manorama has ranked sixth, while the other Malayalam Daily Mathrubhumi has stood tenth at 1,363,931.
Tamil Daily Dinamalar came 17th with 848,287. Telugu newspaper Sakshi which was at the 15th spot in 2017 has now claimed the 13th rank with 1,091,079. Kannada Daily Vijayavani claimed the 20th spot with an average sales growth of 760,738.
Bengali daily Anand Bazar Patrika which was at the 16th spot last year has risen to the 14th spot with an average sales growth of 1,080,478.
Marathi newspaper Daily Sakal with 1,204,640 claimed the 11th spot and Gujarati Daily Divya Bhaskar which was at the 20th spot climbed one rank to claim the 19th position with an average sales growth of 822,513 against 714,036.
While the Hindi Daily Punjab Kesari came 12th with 1,165,506, Hindi daily Patrika which was at the 17th spot last year now stands at the 15th with 1,005,485 against last year’s 988,470. Hindi daily, Prabhat Khabar, has come 18th with 829,982.
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