Magazine ABCs: Top 100 for second half of 2015

The UK's most actively purchased magazines and digital editions have been revealed for the second half of 2015.

Cosmopolitan: up 59 per cent year-on-year
Cosmopolitan: up 59 per cent year-on-year

In relative terms, the best performing fully paid-for titles were The List (up 66.5 per cent year-on-year), and Cosmopolitan (up 59 per cent year-on-year).

Haymarket's Forever Sports, published under contract for Sports Direct, is up 16.5 per cent year on year and has broken six figures to reach 104,974.

Top 100 actively purchased print magazines

Title December year-end Prd-prd % change Yr-yr % change
1 TV Choice 1268265 -0.6 0.2
2 What's on TV 993210 -1.8 -5.8
3 Radio Times 726821 2.8 -6.4
4 Slimming World Magazine 604771 12.5 24.8
5 Take a Break 581850 -3.2 -8.7
6 Good Housekeeping 387142 1.4 -2.4
7 Saga Magazine 354214 -7.5 -15.3
8 Woman & Home 316182 2.1 -4.1
9 Glamour 314146 -5.3 -13.4
10 Cosmopolitan 287964 58.2 59
11 Woman's Weekly 271433 -1 -4.5
12 Chat 262643 -1.3 -10.5
13 Closer 256648 -6.2 -11.4
14 OK! Magazine 250367 38.6 -5.4
15 Prima 249170 -4 -5.4
16 New! 239106 -1.9 -18.1
17 Yours 238827 -4.6 -3.7
18 That's Life 228668 -4.4 -11.6
19 Woman 227855 -6.6 -8.6
20 Sainsbury's Magazine 222356 4.1 -1.5
21 TV Times 219196 3.3 -7.4
22 Private Eye 216808 0.7 4.7
23 BBC Good Food 214899 6.5 -6.3
24 Woman's Own 196295 -3.8 -8.9
25 HELLO! 194607 2.2 -2.6
26 The People's Friend 188946 -1.6 -6.5
27 National Geographic Magazine 184860 -3.6 -9.9
28 Bella 182044 -1.8 -7.6
29 BBC Gardeners' World 172729 -14.8 -2.9
30 Ideal Home 159184 -1.4 -8.1
31 Red 159065 -1 -3
32 Take a Break Series 154671 12 -8.1
33 The Week 152259 0.6 2
34 Real People 151990 0 -10.7
35 Best 150087 -3.6 -15.6
36 Heat 146126 -12 -20.9
37 Star 145108 -0.1 -22.4
38 The Economist -  United Kingdom Edition 141875 3.1 -7
39 Country Living 140924 -0.4 -8.2
40 Pick Me Up 140502 1.4 -8.5
41 Marie Claire 137840 -4.7 -10.7
42 Men's Health 134235 1.4 -1.7
43 TV & Satellite Week 132794 -3.1 -7.9
44 Vogue 130062 -3.3 -3.2
45 Elle (U.K.) 123442 0.8 1.4
46 Now 122402 -9.3 -21.7
47 Grazia 122099 -3.4 -10.3
48 Reveal 120402 -7.5 -23.5
49 Weightwatchers Magazine 118373 3.7 -5.7
50 Empire 117802 0.3 2.2
51 Healthy 115360 2.2
52 Inside Soap 115175 -5.5 -12
53 Candis 111801 -7.8 -16
54 The Christmas Magazine 110907 0.5
55 Your Home 108813 -4.4 -4.2
56 Women's Health 108757 1.2 7.1
57 Puzzler Collection 108476 -5.3
58 Total TV Guide 106263 -2.4 -5.6
59 Look 102640 -11.9 -25.4
60 House Beautiful 102046 -3.1 -11.8
61 My Weekly 99550 0.2 -2.9
62 Disney Frozen 99005 8.8
63 Instyle UK 95833 -0.6 -1.2
64 HELLO! Fashion Monthly 92120 1.5
65 Forever Sports 90197 15.9 16.5
66 Style at Home 89248 -6.6 -9.5
67 Essentials 87527 -14.5 -17.8
68 Reader's Digest 87374 -33 -27.3
69 BBC Top Gear Magazine 86165 0.8 -8
70 Computeractive 85429 -0.7
71 Fun to Learn - Peppa Pig 80177 0.7 -6.9
72 Motor Cycle News 72028 -4.8
73 GQ 71092 -0.2 -2.7
74 Time Magazine - British Isles (BI) 70633 -20
75 Homes & Gardens 70520 3 -6.7
76 Runner's World 69229 -2.7
77 25 Beautiful Homes 68442 -4.8 -15.1
78 Peppa Pig Bag-o-Fun 66051 5 9.2
79 Country Homes and Interiors 65363 -4.4 -9.7
80 Ideal Homes Complete Guide to Xmas 65256 -23.9
81 CBeebies Magazine 64513 -7.1 7.2
82 LEGO Ninjago 64178 10.5
83 BBC History Magazine 63356 5.6
84 Living etc 63057 -8.4 -12.3
85 New Scientist - Worldwide Sales   Excluding Australasia & US/Canada 62521 -5
86 Cbeebies Art 62210 16.5 15
87 House & Garden 62205 0 -2.7
88 Disney Star Wars Lego 58078
89 What Car? 56903 0.6
90 Psychologies Magazine 54049 10 3.1
91 Harper's Bazaar 53808 4.4 -1.3
92 delicious 53637 3.8 -6.9
93 Toxic 53077 -1.8 3.9
94 HomeStyle 51755 -22.4
95 Cbeebies Special 49997 1.3 -4.9
96 Four Four Two 49657 -14.8
97 LEGO Legends of Chima 49640 -8.7 -7.7
98 BBC Focus 49205 -3.2
99 Soaplife 48550 -4.2 -10
100 Viz Comic 48344 0.4

Top 100 in digital editions

Title December year-end Prd-prd % change Yr-yr % change
1 The Economist -  United Kingdom Edition 73567 3.7 47.2
2 The Economist -  Asia Pacific Edition 45422 15.3 45.1
3 The Economist -  Continental Europe Edition 40826 19.7 54.5
4 Camping and Caravanning 40534
5 T3 18391 3.4
6 BBC History Magazine 15551 2.8
7 The Spectator excluding Australia 15335
8 Time Magazine - EMEA (excluding BI/SA) 15291 25.2
9 BBC Top Gear Magazine 13158 -9.6 -6.9
10 Stuff 12219 -5.3
11 Empire 11513 0.6 -1
12 GQ 10475 -7.3 -16.3
13 BBC Good Food 10437 1.7 -3
14 New Scientist - Worldwide Sales   Excluding Australasia & US/Canada 10221 22.5
15 Slimming World Magazine 10074 -8.2 -13.6
16 MacFormat 9636 1
17 Vogue 9616 14.5 12.8
18 Total Film 9174 -19.7
19 Wired 7542 -2 -9.3
20 Men's Health 7255 -20.4 -23.6
21 N Photo 6697 -6.8
22 Time Magazine - British Isles (BI) 6587 23
23 New Scientist - US/Canadian Sales 6276 -2
24 Vanity Fair 6236 -8.5 -19.3
25 BBC Focus 6205 43
26 National Geographic Magazine 6011 -8.3 -35.1
27 The Economist -  Middle East/Africa Edition 5937 15.6 58.9
28 Digital Camera Magazine 5580 -5.7
29 OK! Magazine 5505 10.1 -18.7
30 What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision 5159 16.8
31 HELLO! 5017 4.7 19.8
32 Cycling Plus 4916 -15.6
33 Women's Health 4598 -12.6 -11
34 Grazia 4556 -2.7 8.7
35 Esquire 4498 -13.4 -20.5
36 Elle Decoration 4311 -8.2 -12.9
37 Lonely Planet Traveller 4269 4.6 51.4
38 Cosmopolitan 4218 -14 -23.2
39 Car 4136 40.6
40 Photo Plus 4099 -4.4
41 New! 4028 13.1 -10.6
42 Airliner World 3997 -7.5
43 New Scientist - Australasian Sales 3992 22.9
44 Living etc 3829 -10.6 -6.7
45 Olive 3637 17.5 58.4
46 F1 Racing (UK Edition) 3570 -6.3
47 Gramophone 3555 33.5
48 Psychologies Magazine 3528 10 49.6
49 Red 3450 -12 -9.8
50 Glamour 3310 -16.1 -30.8
51 Good Housekeeping 3276 -7.9 3.6
52 Autosport 3268 13.4
53 Q 3262 12.7 36.9
54 Playstation Official 3196 -2.1
55 SFX 3192 -6.7
56 Investors Chronicle 3171 -13 -2.4
57 Elle (U.K.) 3167 -17.7 -24.7
58 What Car? 3151 72.7
59 Fortune Magazine - Europe 3061 33.3
60 BBC Gardeners' World 2993 7.7 32
61 Woman & Home 2953 -26 -28.9
62 Four Four Two 2912 2.1
63 Autocar 2787 45.8
64 Bike 2697 41.9
65 PC Gamer 2686 -5
66 Practical Photography 2661 96.2
67 Closer 2644 7 113.1
68 Country Living 2626 -6.3 5.6
69 Harper's Bazaar 2491 -11.1 -0.9
70 What Mountain Bike 2399 -20
71 Grand Designs 2395 -27.9 -28.6
72 Cyclist 2372 -3.1
73 Runner's World 2356 -8.9
74 Mountain Biking UK 2351 -16.7
75 Jamie Magazine 2343 -22.2 -34.6
76 Gardens Illustrated 2334 51.2
77 220 Triathlon 2262 44
78 BBC Easy Cook 2256 20.4 97.4
79 Heat 2179 2.1 83.3
80 Tatler 2175 -3.2 2
81 Yachting World 2129 20
82 Classic & Sports Car 2105 28.8
83 Inside Soap 2071 -6.9 4.5
84 Golf Monthly 2052 -8.4
85 PC Pilot 2019 -1.9
86 Uncut 1964 -4.9 8.6
87 New Statesman 1930 291.5
88 Motor Cycle News 1896 27.8
89 Look 1883 -17.2 -30.3
90 Official Xbox 360 Magazine 1870 9.5
91 BBC Sky at Night 1866 48.1
92 Country Homes and Interiors 1851 -24.5 -8.1
93 Time Magazine - Southern Africa (SA) 1835 78.7
94 Marie Claire 1815 -12.5 -10.5
95 Yachting Monthly 1801 19.8
96 House & Garden 1789 0.2 7.1
97 Conde Nast Traveller 1778 14.6 44.2
98 Ride 1772 50.8
99 Homes & Gardens 1703 -19.9 -20.5
100 Airforces Monthly 1623 -1.5

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