The Week: Media news - Sun ABCs top three million, Friday, 13 February 2009 12:00AM

The Sun's circulation has risen above the three million barrier, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations' January figures.

The News International title, which dipped below the three million mark in December, posted an 8.51 per cent month-on-month rise in January to total 3,146,006 sales, beating its sister title News of the World to become the UK's biggest-selling newspaper. Circulation for all weekday red-top newspapers fell year on year, with the exception of the Daily Star, which registered a circulation rise of 6.3 per cent to 768,534 copies. The Times posted the smallest year-on-year drop in circulation of any quality weekday title, falling 2.56 per cent to 617,483 copies.

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