The Indian Readership Survey 2011 Q2 results have not brought any cheer for some of the topline dailies in Chhattisgarh. Besides, nearly all top ten periodicals have also faced readers’ apathy as they reported loss of a average issue readership of almost a lakh over last year.
Average issue readership (AIR) of the top ten magazines in Andhra Pradesh have shown mixed results as per the IRS 2011 Q2 data. The Week has seen a three-digit growth over last year. Telugu magazine Swati Sapari Vara Patrika leads the list with an AIR of 4.32 lakh, but has seen a 19 per cent decline over last year.
Mirroring the trend in neighbouring state Bihar, topline dailies in Jharkhand have also witnessed a surge in their average issue readership (AIR) as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results. The top three dailies out of the top 10 alone have witnessed an increase of 8.53 lakh readers.
Most of the top ten dailies in Andhra Pradesh have registered decline in their average issue readership as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results when compared to the same period last year. Largest read Telugu daily Eenadu tops the list, but has recorded a decline of 2 per cent in AIR.
Robust growth has defined the landscape of the print industry in Uttar Pradesh. An AIR of around 25.88 lakh has been added by eight out of the top ten dailies as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results. Hindi dailies have found favour among readers, seeing a rise of 24.3 lakh in AIR over last year.
With Kannada dailies securing the top five positions, a healthy growth pattern can be seen among the top 20 players in the state with the exception of three players. Vijay Karnataka has held on to the top spot in the state list, displaying the same trend as in Bangalore, with an increase in its AIR of 5 per cent this year.
As per the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2011 Q2 results, it has turned out to be a difficult year for the top ten dailies in Orissa. Most dailies have seen a fall in their average issue readership (AIR) over last year. Even the quarter-on-quarter percentages too don’t look promising.
Compared to the corresponding period last year, four out of the top five Hindi dailies have grown in Delhi as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results. Benefitting the most in the National Capital are Hindi dailies Navbharat Times and NaiDunia, which have added 1.76 lakh and 68,000 readers, respectively, over the year.
As per IRS 2011 Q2 results for the Chennai market, the quarter-on-quarter average issue readership (AIR) figures show more promise in the dailies segment as compared to year-on-year numbers. The magazine segment looks bleak with most periodicals showing a decline in AIR over last year.
As per the IRS 2011 Q2 results, it has turned out to be a better year for most English and language dailies in Bangalore. While most dailies have registered an increase in AIR over last year, the quarter-on-quarter percentages don’t look too promising. Barring a few, magazines too have fared better over last year.
Interestingly, most Marathi dailies among the top ten language newspapers in Mumbai have registered decline in AIR as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results when compared to the same period last year. Among language magazines, Marathi weekly Saptahik Sakal lost half of its readers in the one-year period.
It has been mostly a growth story for English language publications – dailies and magazines – in Mumbai as per the IRS 2011 Q2 results. Among top ten English dailies, Mint and HT have recorded the highest growth in AIR, while among top ten magazines, Outlook has reported a growth percentage in three digits.