Top US newspapers

For the 6-month period ending March 31, 2006, Newspaper Association of America says the average daily circulation for all 770 newspapers reporting for comparable periods was 45,414,979, a decrease of 2.5% (from 46,589,261) over the same period a year ago. On Sunday, the average circulation for the 610 newspapers reporting for comparable periods was 48,504,484, a decrease of 3.1% (from 50,036,312) over the same period a year ago.

Top US newspapers

Newspaper Name Daily
circulation
Average
weekday
% of subscribers
in audience
USA TODAY 2,272,815 6,980,074 32.6%
WALL STREET
JOURNAL
2,049,786 5,242,129 39.1%
NY TIMES 1,142,464 5,065,303 22.6%
LA TIMES 851,832 2,274,021 37.5%
WASHINGTON
POST
724,242 1,750,865 41.4%
NY NEWS 708,477 2,832,994 25.0%
NY POST 673,379 2,142,143 31.4%
Chicago TRIBUNE 579,079 1,638,704 35.3%
Houston
CHRONICLE
513,387 1,227,446 41.8%
Phoenix
REPUBLIC
438,722 1,022,560 42.9%
Long Island
NEWSDAY
427,771 1,569,373 27.3%
Newark
STAR-LEDGER
398,329 1,089,472 36.6%
SF CHRONICLE 398,246 1,045,201 38.1%
Boston
GLOBE
397,288 1,026,971 38.7%
Atlanta
JOURNAL
CONSTITUTION
365,011 1,001,120 36.5%
Minneapolis
St. Paul
STAR TRIBUNE
362,964 990,527 36.6%
Philadelphia
INQUIRER
350,457 939,652 37.3%
Detroit
FREE PRESS
345,861 803,168 43.1%
Cleveland
PLAIN DEALER
343,163 845,206 40.6%
St. Petersburg
TIMES
323,031 688,862 46.9%
OREGONIAN 323,017 772,279 41.8%
San Diego
UNION-TRIBUNE
317,217 766,768 41.4%
Orange County
REGISTER
299,824 817,790 36.7%
MIAMI HERALD 294,172 687,819 42.8%
Sacramento BEE 293,189 660,565 44.4%
St. Louis
POST-DISPATCH
277,842 725,757 38.3%
Kansas City STAR 261,776 620,149 42.2%
DENVER POST 255,452 469,441 54.4%
ROCKY
MOUNTAIN
NEWS
255,427 563,214 45.4%
Indianapolis
STAR
255,277 560,497 45.5%
SOUTH FLORIDA
SUN-SENTINEL
248,124 495,699 50.1%
San Jose
MERCURY NEWS
242,865 688,373 35.3%
San Antonio
EXPRESS-NEWS
238,149 577,003 41.3%
Tampa TRIBUNE 236,376 501,569 47.1%
Baltimore SUN 236,317 623,590 37.9%
Milwaukee
JOURNAL
SENTINEL
235,704 642,418 36.7%
Columbus
DISPATCH
231,881 608,427 38.1%
Pittsburgh
POST-GAZETTE
230,887 567,631 40.7%
Orlando
SENTINEL
229,368 672,192 34.1%
Boston HERALD 227,583 780,878 29.1%
OKLAHOMAN 221,151 422,497 52.3%
Seattle TIMES 220,734 565,427 39.0%
Fort Worth STAR
TELEGRAM
218,916 500,756 43.7%
Charlotte
OBSERVER
218,009 551,150 39.6%
Louisville
COURIER
JOURNAL
217,814 512,292 42.5%
Detroit NEWS 214,934 584,100 36.8%
Cincinnati
ENQUIRER
201,979 465,217 43.4%
St. Paul
PIONEER PRESS
191,136 460,000 41.6%
VIRGINIAN
PILOT
189,199 490,036 38.6%
Buffalo NEWS 188,514 474,645 39.7%
Total 23,353,702 62,651,666 37.3
Source: NAA