Above the Fold: the dailies in numbers

By Hannah Lewis-Davies

The latest available figures show an industry-wide drop in print circulation for the daily market, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), continuing a growing trend across UK newspapers.

The Daily Mirror was the third hardest-hit but the Sun – still Britain’s best-selling newspaper – fell in circulation by nearly 10 per cent year-on-year to 1.51 million.

The Financial Times was the only daily national newspaper to increase circulation in October, with a 1.2 per cent period-on-period rise taking total sales to almost 192,500.

The Daily Telegraph and The Times were the only two daily newspapers to buck the downward trend over the year, both recording below 2 per cent period-on-period growth. The Telegraph recorded a print circulation of 465,802 in October, with The Times just behind with 444,493. The Guardian declined by 6.98 per cent to 146,766.