ABC Intro: The Top 100 Magazines

No change in pole position as Sky maintains its lead status, customer magazines dominate the top ten, and Maxim overtakes Loaded for the first time, surviving the threat from men's weeklies.

TOP 100 MAGAZINES BY CIRCULATION

Rank Rank Title Publisher Total ABC

Dec June Dec 2004

2004 2004

1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus

Publishing 6,709,861

2 2 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,584,693

3 4 Boots Health &

Beauty Redwood 1,766,893

4 n/a The National

Trust Magazine National Trust 1,655,088

5 5 What's on TV IPC Media 1,587,578

6 6 Saga Magazine Saga Group 1,247,180

7 8 Take a Break H Bauer Publishing 1,222,774

8 9 The Somerfield

Magazine Rare Publishing 1,115,588

9 10 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,108,718

10 11 TV Choice H Bauer Publishing 1,104,291

11 12 BBC Pre-School

Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 1,007,641

12 n/a Eyes Down Profile Pursuit 984,946

13 n/a Debenhams Desire Publicis Blueprint 973,116

14 14 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest

Association 773,731

15 15 Chat IPC Media 636,310

16 16 Glamour Conde Nast

Publications 620,391

17 17 Now IPC Media 619,186

18 18 That's Life H Bauer

Publishing 601,806

19 19 FHM Emap London

Lifestyle 580,027

20 20 Time Magazine - Time Warner

EMEA Group Publishing BV 555,205

21 22 Heat Emap

Entertainment 552,215

22 21 OK! Northern & Shell 529,492

23 23 Woman IPC Media 527,764

24 24 Closer Emap Entertainment 504,350

25 n/a Exchange & Mart/

Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications 499,474

26 26 The Economist - The Economist

(Worldwide)* Newspaper 492,167

27 27 Cosmopolitan The National

Magazine Company 478,394

28 25 TV Times IPC Media 473,956

29 30 Woman's Own IPC Media 449,688

30 28 Woman's Weekly IPC Media 447,696

31 29 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 444,991

32 35 Yours Emap Esprit 438,872

33 33 Good Housekeeping The National

Magazine Company 435,076

34 34 Bella H Bauer Publishing 428,028

35 37 Best The National

Magazine Company 411,060

36 32 Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications 410,359

37 n/a Emma's Diary

Pregnancy Guide Lifecycle Marketing 401,810

38 36 New! Northern & Shell 396,079

39 31 VM The Vauxhall

Magazine Mediamark Publishing 391,802

40 38 Marie Claire European Magazines 384,502

41 40 Hello! Hello! 382,391

42 39 People's Friend DC Thomson & Co 372,743

43 n/a Motoring & Leisure Civil Service

Motoring Association 371,940

44 43 Time Magazine** Time Warner

Publishing 352,463

45 46 The Garden RHS Publications 345,728

46 45 National

Geographic

Magazine National Geographic

Society 343,797

47 47 Unlimited BBC Origin Publishing 342,680

48 52 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 342,677

49 57 Sainsbury's: The

Magazine New Crane 340,126

50 42 TV Quick H Bauer Publishing 337,149

51 53 Woman & Home IPC Media 332,646

52 49 Company The National

Magazine Company 332,603

53 n/a The Caravan Club

Magazine The Caravan Club 328,305

54 51 Sky the magazine

Ireland John Brown Citrus

Publishing 326,579

55 50 Candis Newhall Publications 321,050

56 44 Auto Trader -

National (Group) Trader Publishing 317,415

57 48 Prima The National

Magazine Company 317,308

58 n/a The Newspaper Young Media Holdings 306,964

59 n/a Natural World Emap Active 303,250

60 60 Waitrose Food John Brown Citrus

Illustrated Publishing 300,153

61 54 Sugar Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 295,364

62 63 Bliss Emap London

Lifestyle 285,061

63 55 New Woman Emap London

Lifestyle 280,448

64 68 Healthy River Publishing 280,075

65 56 Nuts IPC Media 275,459

66 62 More! Emap London

Lifestyle 274,635

67 61 BMW Magazine Cedar Communications 266,173

68 59 Slimming World

Magazine Miles-Bramwell

Executive Services 261,426

69 58 Ideal Home IPC Media 260,439

70 41 BBC Gardeners'

World BBC Magazines 257,628

71 n/a Egmont Girls Group Egmont Magazines 250,157

72 64 My Weekly DC Thomson 244,218

73 n/a Weightwatchers

Magazine Castlebar Publishing 243,010

74 67 Heritage Today John Brown Citrus

Publishing 240,781

75 83 Zoo Emap London

Lifestyle 240,215

76 n/a Computeractive VNU Business

Publications 236,026

77 66 Maxim Dennis Publishing 234,183

78 n/a MQ (Masonic

Quarterly) Grand Lodge

Publications 233,811

79 71 The Renault

Magazine Brooklands

Publishing 230,759

80 70 Men's Health NatMag-Rodale 229,116

81 65 Loaded IPC Media 220,057

82 73 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 218,930

83 75 House Beautiful The National

Magazine Company 215,360

84 82 COSMOgirl! The National

Magazine Company 213,311

85 n/a Holiday Magazine Mediamark

Publishing 212,493

86 90 Star Northern & Shell 211,551

87 69 TV & Satellite

Week IPC Media 211,150

88 86 Red Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 210,027

89 77 Vogue Conde Nast

Publications 206,834

90 85 High Life Cedar Communications 206,646

91 88 Empire Emap London Lifestyle 205,587

92 87 The Economist

(Europe Edition) The Economist

Newspaper 204,869

93 81 Elle (UK) Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 202,074

94 74 Top of the Pops BBC Magazines 200,907

95 76 Private Eye Pressdram 200,872

96 84 Hotline River Publishing 200,000

97 80 Real Essential Publishing 197,031

98 n/a Camping and

Caravanning Camping &

Caravanning Club 194,437

99 78 Max Power Emap Active 191,019

100 89 InStyle UK IPC Media 191,001

 

Rank Rank Title Publisher ABC Period

Dec June June 2004 -on-

2004 2004 period

% chg

1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus

Publishing 6,600,677 1.7

2 2 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,453,133 5.4

3 4 Boots Health &

Beauty Redwood 1,834,270 -3.7

4 n/a The National

Trust Magazine National Trust n/a n/a

5 5 What's on TV IPC Media 1,635,023 -2.9

6 6 Saga Magazine Saga Group 1,244,002 0.3

7 8 Take a Break H Bauer Publishing 1,208,473 1.2

8 9 The Somerfield

Magazine Rare Publishing 1,130,743 -1.3

9 10 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,104,767 0.4

10 11 TV Choice H Bauer Publishing 1,082,654 2.0

11 12 BBC Pre-School

Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 1,017,776 -1.0

12 n/a Eyes Down Profile Pursuit n/a n/a

13 n/a Debenhams Desire Publicis Blueprint n/a n/a

14 14 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest

Association 822,780 -6.0

15 15 Chat IPC Media 606,599 4.9

16 16 Glamour Conde Nast

Publications 605,747 2.4

17 17 Now IPC Media 580,007 6.8

18 18 That's Life H Bauer

Publishing 573,966 4.9

19 19 FHM Emap London

Lifestyle 573,713 1.1

20 20 Time Magazine - Time Warner

EMEA Group Publishing BV 555,087 0.0

21 22 Heat Emap

Entertainment 540,556 2.2

22 21 OK! Northern & Shell 553,777 -4.4

23 23 Woman IPC Media 536,364 -1.6

24 24 Closer Emap Entertainment 480,187 5.0

25 n/a Exchange & Mart/

Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications n/a n/a

26 26 The Economist - The Economist

(Worldwide)* Newspaper 470,416 4.6

27 27 Cosmopolitan The National

Magazine Company 456,447 4.8

28 25 TV Times IPC Media 473,379 0.1

29 30 Woman's Own IPC Media 446,194 0.8

30 28 Woman's Weekly IPC Media 451,690 -0.9

31 29 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 447,500 -0.6

32 35 Yours Emap Esprit 413,855 6.0

33 33 Good Housekeeping The National

Magazine Company 417,893 4.1

34 34 Bella H Bauer Publishing 414,984 3.1

35 37 Best The National

Magazine Company 401,678 2.3

36 32 Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications 420,167 -2.3

37 n/a Emma's Diary

Pregnancy Guide Lifecycle Marketing n/a n/a

38 36 New! Northern & Shell 403,864 -1.9

39 31 VM The Vauxhall

Magazine Mediamark Publishing 422,907 -7.4

40 38 Marie Claire European Magazines 380,760 1.0

41 40 Hello! Hello! 361,225 5.9

42 39 People's Friend DC Thomson & Co 369,430 0.9

43 n/a Motoring & Leisure Civil Service

Motoring Association n/a n/a

44 43 Time Magazine** Time Warner

Publishing 352,410 0.0

45 46 The Garden RHS Publications 332,033 4.1

46 45 National

Geographic

Magazine National Geographic

Society 340,605 0.9

47 47 Unlimited BBC Origin Publishing 330,520 3.7

48 52 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 304,144 12.7

49 57 Sainsbury's: The

Magazine New Crane 280,947 21.1

50 42 TV Quick H Bauer Publishing 354,620 -4.9

51 53 Woman & Home IPC Media 303,701 9.5

52 49 Company The National

Magazine Company 325,185 2.3

53 n/a The Caravan Club

Magazine The Caravan Club n/a n/a

54 51 Sky the magazine

Ireland John Brown Citrus

Publishing 313,923 4.0

55 50 Candis Newhall Publications 315,803 1.7

56 44 Auto Trader -

National (Group) Trader Publishing 351,654 -9.7

57 48 Prima The National

Magazine Company 330,179 -3.9

58 n/a The Newspaper Young Media Holdings n/a n/a

59 n/a Natural World Emap Active n/a n/a

60 60 Waitrose Food John Brown Citrus

Illustrated Publishing 261,359 14.8

61 54 Sugar Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 295,009 0.1

62 63 Bliss Emap London

Lifestyle 257,162 10.8

63 55 New Woman Emap London

Lifestyle 290,913 -3.6

64 68 Healthy River Publishing 224,166 24.9

65 56 Nuts IPC Media 290,337 -5.1

66 62 More! Emap London

Lifestyle 257,897 6.5

67 61 BMW Magazine Cedar Communications 258,069 3.1

68 59 Slimming World

Magazine Miles-Bramwell

Executive Services 267,304 -2.2

69 58 Ideal Home IPC Media 271,161 -4.0

70 41 BBC Gardeners'

World BBC Magazines 360,342 -28.5

71 n/a Egmont Girls Group Egmont Magazines n/a n/a

72 64 My Weekly DC Thomson 248,904 -1.9

73 n/a Weightwatchers

Magazine Castlebar Publishing n/a n/a

74 67 Heritage Today John Brown Citrus

Publishing 225,539 6.8

75 83 Zoo Emap London

Lifestyle 200,125 20.0

76 n/a Computeractive VNU Business

Publications n/a n/a

77 66 Maxim Dennis Publishing 227,017 3.2

78 n/a MQ (Masonic

Quarterly) Grand Lodge

Publications n/a n/a

79 71 The Renault

Magazine Brooklands

Publishing 220,399 4.7

80 70 Men's Health NatMag-Rodale 221,049 3.6

81 65 Loaded IPC Media 235,140 -6.4

82 73 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 217,014 0.9

83 75 House Beautiful The National

Magazine Company 211,761 1.7

84 82 COSMOgirl! The National

Magazine Company 200,168 6.6

85 n/a Holiday Magazine Mediamark

Publishing n/a n/a

86 90 Star Northern & Shell n/a n/a

87 69 TV & Satellite

Week IPC Media 222,510 -5.1

88 86 Red Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 197,263 6.5

89 77 Vogue Conde Nast

Publications 205,320 0.7

90 85 High Life Cedar Communications 199,173 3.8

91 88 Empire Emap London Lifestyle 195,410 5.2

92 87 The Economist

(Europe Edition) The Economist

Newspaper 195,687 4.7

93 81 Elle (UK) Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 201,469 0.3

94 74 Top of the Pops BBC Magazines 216,954 -7.4

95 76 Private Eye Pressdram 206,045 -2.5

96 84 Hotline River Publishing 200,000 0.0

97 80 Real Essential Publishing 204,455 -3.6

98 n/a Camping and

Caravanning Camping &

Caravanning Club n/a n/a

99 78 Max Power Emap Active 205,113 -6.9

100 89 InStyle UK IPC Media 190,102 0.5

 

Rank Rank Title Publisher ABC Period

Dec June Dec 2003 -on-

2004 2004 period

% chg

1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus

Publishing 6,390,584 5.0

2 2 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,266,760 14.0

3 4 Boots Health &

Beauty Redwood 1,802,911 -2.0

4 n/a The National

Trust Magazine National Trust 1,573,615 5.2

5 5 What's on TV IPC Media 1,654,843 -4.1

6 6 Saga Magazine Saga Group 1,240,377 0.5

7 8 Take a Break H Bauer Publishing 1,227,305 -0.4

8 9 The Somerfield

Magazine Rare Publishing 1,146,450 -2.7

9 10 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,157,481 -4.2

10 11 TV Choice H Bauer Publishing 1,017,468 8.5

11 12 BBC Pre-School

Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 849,122 18.7

12 n/a Eyes Down Profile Pursuit n/a n/a

13 n/a Debenhams Desire Publicis Blueprint n/a n/a

14 14 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest

Association 809,971 -4.5

15 15 Chat IPC Media 604,582 5.2

16 16 Glamour Conde Nast

Publications 582,690 6.5

17 17 Now IPC Media 592,076 4.6

18 18 That's Life H Bauer

Publishing 597,420 0.7

19 19 FHM Emap London

Lifestyle 601,166 -3.5

20 20 Time Magazine - Time Warner

EMEA Group Publishing BV 575,180 -3.5

21 22 Heat Emap

Entertainment 566,731 -2.6

22 21 OK! Northern & Shell 570,927 -7.3

23 23 Woman IPC Media 565,393 -6.7

24 24 Closer Emap Entertainment 385,036 31.0

25 n/a Exchange & Mart/

Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications n/a n/a

26 26 The Economist - The Economist

(Worldwide)* Newspaper 459,570 7.1

27 27 Cosmopolitan The National

Magazine Company 460,655 3.9

28 25 TV Times IPC Media 524,131 -9.6

29 30 Woman's Own IPC Media 478,687 -6.1

30 28 Woman's Weekly IPC Media 453,153 -1.2

31 29 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 395,307 12.6

32 35 Yours Emap Esprit 403,696 8.7

33 33 Good Housekeeping The National

Magazine Company 415,730 4.7

34 34 Bella H Bauer Publishing 429,226 -0.3

35 37 Best The National

Magazine Company 420,437 -2.2

36 32 Auto Exchange United Advertising

Group Publications 423,272 -3.1

37 n/a Emma's Diary

Pregnancy Guide Lifecycle Marketing n/a n/a

38 36 New! Northern & Shell 334,310 18.5

39 31 VM The Vauxhall

Magazine Mediamark Publishing 438,989 -10.7

40 38 Marie Claire European Magazines 360,789 6.6

41 40 Hello! Hello! 350,374 9.1

42 39 People's Friend DC Thomson & Co 376,627 -1.0

43 n/a Motoring & Leisure Civil Service

Motoring Association 365,010 1.9

44 43 Time Magazine** Time Warner

Publishing 368,699 -4.4

45 46 The Garden RHS Publications 326,762 5.8

46 45 National

Geographic

Magazine National Geographic

Society 337,839 1.8

47 47 Unlimited BBC Origin Publishing 349,500 -2.0

48 52 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 342,604 0.0

49 57 Sainsbury's: The

Magazine New Crane 324,598 4.8

50 42 TV Quick H Bauer Publishing 375,780 -10.3

51 53 Woman & Home IPC Media 295,362 12.6

52 49 Company The National

Magazine Company 330,751 0.6

53 n/a The Caravan Club

Magazine The Caravan Club 322,820 1.7

54 51 Sky the magazine

Ireland John Brown Citrus

Publishing 291,357 12.1

55 50 Candis Newhall Publications 306,607 4.7

56 44 Auto Trader -

National (Group) Trader Publishing 334,704 -5.2

57 48 Prima The National

Magazine Company 330,128 -3.9

58 n/a The Newspaper Young Media Holdings n/a n/a

59 n/a Natural World Emap Active 260,876 16.2

60 60 Waitrose Food John Brown Citrus

Illustrated Publishing 257,085 16.8

61 54 Sugar Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 291,794 1.2

62 63 Bliss Emap London

Lifestyle 241,664 18.0

63 55 New Woman Emap London

Lifestyle 290,533 -3.5

64 68 Healthy River Publishing 212,556 31.8

65 56 Nuts IPC Media n/a n/a

66 62 More! Emap London

Lifestyle 259,550 5.8

67 61 BMW Magazine Cedar Communications 265,071 0.4

68 59 Slimming World

Magazine Miles-Bramwell

Executive Services 254,210 2.8

69 58 Ideal Home IPC Media 274,488 -5.1

70 41 BBC Gardeners'

World BBC Magazines 285,772 -9.8

71 n/a Egmont Girls Group Egmont Magazines n/a n/a

72 64 My Weekly DC Thomson 256,985 -5.0

73 n/a Weightwatchers

Magazine Castlebar Publishing 220,669 10.1

74 67 Heritage Today John Brown Citrus

Publishing 224,914 7.1

75 83 Zoo Emap London

Lifestyle n/a n/a

76 n/a Computeractive VNU Business

Publications 243,267 -3.0

77 66 Maxim Dennis Publishing 243,341 -3.8

78 n/a MQ (Masonic

Quarterly) Grand Lodge

Publications n/a n/a

79 71 The Renault

Magazine Brooklands

Publishing 224,524 2.8

80 70 Men's Health NatMag-Rodale 220,446 3.9

81 65 Loaded IPC Media 263,107 -16.4

82 73 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 202,243 8.3

83 75 House Beautiful The National

Magazine Company 182,025 18.3

84 82 COSMOgirl! The National

Magazine Company 198,324 7.6

85 n/a Holiday Magazine Mediamark

Publishing 207,270 2.5

86 90 Star Northern & Shell n/a n/a

87 69 TV & Satellite

Week IPC Media 224,003 -5.7

88 86 Red Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 196,719 6.8

89 77 Vogue Conde Nast

Publications 205,124 0.8

90 85 High Life Cedar Communications 194,246 6.4

91 88 Empire Emap London Lifestyle 190,659 7.8

92 87 The Economist

(Europe Edition) The Economist

Newspaper 189,947 7.9

93 81 Elle (UK) Hachette

Filipacchi (UK) 201,309 0.4

94 74 Top of the Pops BBC Magazines 230,493 -12.8

95 76 Private Eye Pressdram 205,250 -2.1

96 84 Hotline River Publishing 200,000 0.0

97 80 Real Essential Publishing 205,702 -4.2

98 n/a Camping and

Caravanning Camping &

Caravanning Club 179,886 8.1

99 78 Max Power Emap Active 226,873 -15.8

100 89 InStyle UK IPC Media 187,172 2.0