ABCs bring bad news as sales continue to slide

- There was little joy for newspapers in the latest round Audit Bureau of Circulations figures, with monthly sales almost universally down month-on-month.

- There was little joy for newspapers in the latest round Audit Bureau of Circulations figures, with monthly sales almost universally down month-on-month.

The tabloids were the worst hit, with all the red top dailies showing falls. The Sun, whose editor Stuart Higgins resigned two weeks ago, dropped 1.3 per cent on last month and 5.23 per cent year on year to 3,651,177. The Mirror lost 0.89 per cent month-on-month and 3.08 per cent year on year to 2,291,740.

Both the Daily Mail and the Express also recorded falls with the Express dropping 1.36 per cent month-on-month to 1,141,507 and the Mail 1.2 per cent to 2,26,702.

In the broadsheet market, the Independent was the only title that did not record a fall, rising 1.94 per cent onlast month. Year-on-year, however, it still down xx per cent at at 219,974 copies.

In the Sunday broadsheet market, the Observer recorded the biggest drop, losing 3.28 per cent on last month to record a figure of 401, 978. . The Sunday Telegraph was down 1.44 per cent to 826,297, the Sunday Times down 1.9 per cent to 1,340,251, and the Independent on Sunday down 1.73 per cent to 255,072.





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