Skip to comments.DRUDGE: Newspaper Circulation BLOODBATH LIST (From the Papers who Claim Bush's Approval is Down)
Posted on 11/07/2005 2:31:33 PM PST by new yorker 77
Mon Nov 07 2005 11:02:35 ET
Average weekday circulation of America's 20 biggest newspapers for the six-month period ended Sept. 30, as reported Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. [The percentage changes are from the comparable year-ago period.]
1. USA Today, 2,296,335, down 0.59 percent
2. The Wall Street Journal, 2,083,660, down 1.10 percent
3. The New York Times, 1,126,190, up 0.46 percent
4. Los Angeles Times, 843,432, down 3.79 percent
5. New York Daily News, 688,584, down 3.70 percent
6. The Washington Post, 678,779, down 4.09 percent
7. New York Post, 662,681, down 1.74 percent
8. Chicago Tribune, 586,122, down 2.47 percent
9. Houston Chronicle, 521,419, down 6.01 percent
10. The Boston Globe, 414,225, down 8.25 percent
11. The Arizona Republic, 411,043, down 0.54 percent
12. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., 400,092, up 0.01 percent
13. San Francisco Chronicle, 391,681, down 16.4 percent
14. Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, 374,528, down 0.26 percent
15. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 362,426, down 8.73 percent
16. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 357,679, down 3.16 percent
17. Detroit Free Press, 341,248, down 2.18 percent
18. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, 339,055, down 4.46 percent
19. The Oregonian, Portland, 333,515, down 1.24 percent
20. The San Diego Union-Tribune, 314,279, down 6.24 percent.
Unfortunately the worst offender, the NYT, has an increased circulation according to this list.
Besides the WSJ, could any of these papers be considered "conservative?"
After the election in 2004, liberals who have infested places across the U.S. took advantage of deals for the SLIMES.
They know everyone in the country knows they work for the DNC and to undermine Bush with every word. They're not worried about it, they arrogantly know their loyal moonbats and the elite aristocrats will read their claptrap. Anyone who believes the NY Times is "dumber than a bag of hammers."
Well, I'm sure people were upset when the pony express was done away with. And I remember when the first microwaves came out.
I haven't touched a newspaper in years. Hate getting the ink on my hands. Just use electronic media. Someday they'll just go the way of the dinosaurs. Matter of time.
or even "fair?"
Circulation does not tell the story. Advertising revenue tells the story and craigslist.com is KILLING them all. 50ish% of all newspaper revenue is classified ads. craigslist.com is free.
The Craig guy has been called the most powerful man in the newspaper business, and he's not in the newspaper business.
He is a liberal too, and it destroying these liberal newspapers. Their budgets are collapsing and so are reporter salaries.
What's to say the SLIMES hasn't fudged those numbers like they fudge, or publish wishfull thinking polls?
LOL, independent audit, anyone?
Only because Starbucks is building new shops. How else can they distribute more trash?
But its profits dropped dramatically.
Let's all hope these unbiased sources ignore these numbers and keep talking.
I cannot conceive of better news than this. I hope they starve to death, and I hope their KIDS starve to death.
I thought that was pronounced Atlanta Urinal-Constipation.
Recently, I've taken to calling businesses that advertise in our local fish-wrap and asking them if the reporting/editorials therein accurately reflect their positions. It's been an eye-opening experience on both sides.
I can't help but think that, if more folks started challenging advertisers in this way, it might hasten the demise of the print media.
Seems like a few months ago that the way newspapers calculated circulation numbers was under attack from their financial backers. Could this be an adjustment resulting from that criticism or has that adjustment already taken place?
"After the election in 2004, liberals who have infested places across the U.S. took advantage of deals for the SLIMES."
The Slimes has put a full court press on out-of-states. At least every month, I get a solicitation in the mail (I live in Sacramento, CA) from the Slimes offering a subscription at basically nothing. I write on it: "I wouldn't have your rag in my house if you paid me" and send it back in the postage-paid envelope, and yet they keep on coming. If their circulation is in fact up (which I doubt), this is why: they're giving their paper away.
I will not be renewing my Arizona Repugnant subscription...They have begun their campaign for the rat party to early for my taste.
When the local rag (Fort Worth Startlegram) called my mother a few years ago to try to get her to subscribe, she mentioned the liberal extremism of the paper, and the lady said something like "Well, Molly Ivins is only in the paper two days a week now." Then my mother said she hated all the black stuff, and the solicitor got a little defensive and said "What do you mean black stuff?" My mother said "You know, all that black stuff that gets all over your hands when you turn the pages."
Many are advertising on the Internet for more hits and because of the 'elites' stupid politics.
That's probably due to the massive amount of marketing they are targeting on people who live outside NYC. I'd like to see how their circulation numbers in NYC compare to previous years. The increase of 0.46% corresponds to just 5,200 more copies sold than last year. That's really poor performance considering the nation wide advertising blitz especially on cable TV. If they kept all their sales in NYC, I can't see their nationwide marketing campaign as being worthwhile.
"11. The Arizona Republic, 411,043, down 0.54 percent "
Then consider the Arizona population has increased about 5% in that peirod.
I would have tipped him! Wise young man!
The N.Y. Post, which is far MORE Conservative, than the WSJ. whose reporters are mostly LIBERALS.
NYT increased by a whopping 0.46 percent. If they keep that up they'll be able to double their circulation by the year 2100.
Thanks. Just my own, personal rebellion.
Nice work, jackass.
So, the slight uptick in that paper's circulation may actually be as honest as the average column by Krugman, Rich, or Dowd. LOL.
I don't believe the NY Times' numbers for a second. There's no way they are up when everyone else is down - either it's an outright lie or an accounting trick.
I understand that the circulation numbers for the NY Times are under investigation for being inflated. I've read that the discrepancy is counting papers distributed cheaply and in bulk to hotels and such are being counted as if they were individual, paid subscriptions.
USA Today included the tens of thousands of free "hotel" delivery copies in its total as well.
There was a time when I believed the Journal-Constitution could serve a purpose - as a place mat beneath my dog's food dish. Then my dog started throwing up.
Does this include the free copies the Boston Globe sends to my town every Sunday?
Are you saying Bush's approval numbers are up?
Thank God for Holiday Inns and Motel 6es, eh USAToday?
They must think that the people who respond to their skewered polls actually read their skewered news too.
Loosing share? TRY THE TRUTH !
Anyone know where you can get a more complete list?
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