THE TOP 100 MAGAZINES

Customer magazines dominate the top ten with Sky's publication leading the pack, while What's on TV remains the biggest-selling paid-for weekly title.

TOP 100 MAGAZINES BY OVERALL CIRCULATION

RANK RANK TITLE PUBLISHER Total ABC Period

2003 2002 December on period

2003 % change

1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus 6,390,584 4

2 - Near & Far

(For AA Members) Forward Publishing 3,007,480 n/s

3 3 O Magazine (Group) John Brown Citrus 2,478,366 -1

4 6 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,266,760 13

5 4 Boots Health &

Beauty Redwood 1,802,911 -4

6 7 What's on TV IPC 1,654,843 -2

7 5 Safeway Magazine Redwood 1,515,210 1

8 8 O Magazine

(Pay Monthly

edition) John Brown Citrus 1,422,090 -5

9 11 Saga Magazine Saga Group 1,240,377 0

10 12 Take a Break H Bauer 1,227,305 0

11 13 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,157,481 0

12 10 The Somerfield

Magazine Rare Publishing 1,146,450 -15

13 15 O Magazine (Pay As

You Go edition) John Brown Citrus 1,056,276 6

14 18 TV Choice H Bauer 1,017,468 5

15 - Q& (For AA Members) Forward Publishing 1,001,236 n/a

16 14 BBC Pre-School

Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 849,122 -11

17 17 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest 809,971 -6

18 28 Chat IPC 604,582 5

19 22 FHM Emap 601,166 0

20 23 That's Life H Bauer 597,420 1

21 21 Now IPC 592,076 0

22 30 Glamour Conde Nast 582,690 1

23 24 Time Magazine -

EMEA Group Time Warner 575,180 n/a

24 20 OK! Magazine Northern & Shell 570,927 17

25 27 Heat Emap 566,731 0

26 19 Woman IPC 565,393 -1

27 31 Club News CBC Media 549,130 -6

28 26 TV Times IPC 524,131 -1

29 32 Woman's Own IPC 478,687 -1

30 36 Cosmopolitan NatMags 460,655 0

31 37 The Economist Economist

(Worldwide)* Newspaper 459,570 0

32 35 Woman's Weekly IPC 453,153 -3

33 45 VM The Vauxhall

Magazine Mediamark 438,989 -8

34 39 Bella H Bauer 429,226 8

35 38 Auto Exchange Group United Advertising 427,947 -3

36 41 Best NatMags 420,437 1

37 42 Good Housekeeping NatMags 415,730 4

38 47 Yours Emap 403,696 4

39 - Ikea Rooms Highbury Cabal 402,808 -15

40 33 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 395,307 -21

41 - Closer Emap 385,036 15

42 46 People's Friend DC Thomson 376,627 0

43 40 TV Quick H Bauer 375,780 -5

44 - Time Magazine*** Time Warner 368,699 -36

45 48 Motoring & Leisure CSMA 365,010 n/a

46 44 Marie Claire IPC 360,789 -4

47 29 Hello! Hello! Ltd 350,374 1

48 - Unlimited Origin Publishing 349,500 0

49 50 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 342,604 6

50 54 National Geographic

Magazine National Geographic 337,839 1

51 - New! Northern & Shell 334,310 -1

52 53 Company NatMags 330,751 0

53 55 Prima NatMags 330,128 0

54 58 The Garden RHS Publications 326,762 5

55 52 Sainsbury's:

The Magazine New Crane 324,598 17

56 57 The Caravan Club

Magazine Caravan Club 322,820 n/a

57 51 Auto Trader -

National (Group) Trader Publishing 311,057 -15

58 68 Candis Newhall 306,607 10

59 64 Woman & Home IPC 295,362 4

60 56 Sugar Hachette Filipacchi 291,794 -11

61 72 Sky the magazine

Ireland John Brown Citrus 291,357 6

62 60 New Woman Hachette Filipacchi 290,533 5

63 59 BBC Gardeners' World BBC Magazines 285,772 -21

64 62 Ideal Home IPC 274,488 0

65 69 BMW Magazine Cedar

Communications 265,071 5

66 61 Loaded IPC 263,107 0

67 - Natural World Emap 260,876 n/a

68 76 More! Emap 259,550 4

69 74 Waitrose Food

Illustrated John Brown Citrus 257,085 3

70 63 My Weekly DC Thomson 256,985 -3

71 70 Slimming World

Magazine Miles-Bramwell 254,210 0

72 73 Maxim Dennis 243,341 -3

73 71 Computeractive VNU Business 243,267 n/a

74 67 Bliss Emap 241,664 -4

75 77 Top of the Pops BBC Magazines 230,493 -9

76 78 Max Power Emap 226,873 -5

77 84 Heritage Today** John Brown Citrus 224,914 7

78 49 The Renault Magazine Brooklands

Publishing 224,524 -34

79 75 TV & Satellite Week IPC 224,003 -12

80 87 Weightwatchers Castlebar

Magazine Publishing 220,669 n/a

81 66 Loot/Buy & Sell

Group Loot Ltd 214,322 -14

82 80 Healthy River Publishing 212,556 4

83 - Holiday Magazine RCI Europe 207,270 n/a

84 - Real H Bauer 205,702 14

85 82 Ad Trader Group Trader Publishing 205,392 -10

86 - Private Eye Pressdram 205,250 0

87 88 Vogue Conde Nast 205,124 1

88 86 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 202,243 -3

89 85 Elle (UK) Hachette Filipacchi 201,309 0

90 79 Inside Soap Hachette Filipacchi 200,582 -19

91 - Hotline River Publishing 200,000 1

92 - Cosmo Girl NatMags 198,324 5

93 92 Red Hachette Filipacchi 196,719 4

94 90 High Life Cedar

Communications 194,246 -7

95 - Empire Emap 190,659 5

96 95 She NatMags 190,033 2

97 93 The Economist

(Europe Edition) Economist Newspaper 189,947 2

98 89 Official Play

Station 2 Future 188,322 0

99 98 InStyle UK IPC 187,172 5

100 100 House Beautiful NatMags 182,025 7

RANK RANK TITLE PUBLISHER ABC June ABC Dec Year

2003 2002 end 03 end 02 on

% change year

1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus 6,124,572 5,795,091 10

2 - Near & Far

(For AA Members) Forward Publishing - - n/a

3 3 O Magazine

(Group) John Brown Citrus 2,500,025 2,498,361 -1

4 6 Asda Magazine Publicis Blue-

print 2,012,733 1,740,533 30

5 4 Boots Health &

Beauty Redwood 1,870,390 1,895,208 -5

6 7 What's on TV IPC 1,689,621 1,630,850 2

7 5 Safeway Magazine Redwood 1,505,064 1,748,316 -13

8 8 O Magazine

(Pay Monthly

edition) John Brown Citrus 1,500,052 1,498,288 -5

9 11 Saga Magazine Saga Group 1,239,221 1,206,001 3

10 12 Take a Break H Bauer 1,225,116 1,204,577 2

11 13 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,161,019 1,160,436 0

12 10 The Somerfield

Magazine Rare Publishing 1,345,789 1,379,290 -17

13 15 O Magazine (Pay

As You Go

edition) John Brown Citrus 999,973 1,000,073 6

14 18 TV Choice H Bauer 967,807 902,954 13

15 - Q& (For AA

Members) Forward Publishing - - n/a

16 14 BBC Pre-School

Magazines

(Group) BBC Magazines 954,463 1,013,349 -16

17 17 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest 860,562 906,943 -11

18 28 Chat IPC 575,585 552,800 9

19 22 FHM Emap 600,568 620,226 -3

20 23 That's Life H Bauer 592,036 597,170 0

21 21 Now IPC 590,544 630,212 -6

22 30 Glamour Conde Nast 576,832 537,474 8

23 24 Time Magazine -

EMEA Group Time Warner - - n/a

24 20 OK! Magazine Northern & Shell 489,373 632,791 -10

25 27 Heat Emap 565,484 554,644 2

26 19 Woman IPC 571,482 638,036 -11

27 31 Club News CBC Media 582,346 533,048 3

28 26 TV Times IPC 529,632 566,855 -8

29 32 Woman's Own IPC 484,705 519,388 -8

30 36 Cosmopolitan NatMags 462,157 463,058 -1

31 37 The Economist Economist

(Worldwide)* Newspaper 457,722 456,207 1

32 35 Woman's Weekly IPC 465,500 486,149 -7

33 45 VM The Vauxhall

Magazine Mediamark 478,018 398,255 10

34 39 Bella H Bauer 398,009 427,885 0

35 38 Auto Exchange

Group United Advertising 441,790 452,643 -6

36 41 Best NatMags 414,739 416,074 1

37 42 Good House-

keeping NatMags 400,253 407,032 2

38 47 Yours Emap 386,591 380,688 6

39 - Ikea Rooms Highbury Cabal 474,270 - n/a

40 33 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 497,090 493,500 -20

41 - Closer Emap 334,542 - n/a

42 46 People's Friend DC Thomson 375,443 382,550 -2

43 40 TV Quick H Bauer 394,251 417,618 -10

44 - Time Magazine*** Time Warner 575,163 597,038 -38

45 48 Motoring &

Leisure CSMA - 359,340 2

46 44 Marie Claire IPC 376,476 400,038 -10

47 29 Hello! Hello! Ltd 347,461 546,952 -36

48 - Unlimited Origin Publishing 349,500 - n/a

49 50 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 324,473 342,375 0

50 54 National Geo-

graphic Magazine National Geographic 334,478 329,837 2

51 - New! Northern & Shell 339,035 - n/a

52 53 Company NatMags 330,617 330,373 0

53 55 Prima NatMags 330,045 325,042 2

54 58 The Garden RHS Publications 312,183 306,003 7

55 52 Sainsbury's:

The Magazine New Crane 278,043 340,017 -5

56 57 The Caravan Club

Magazine Caravan Club - 311,438 4

57 51 Auto Trader -

National (Group) Trader Publishing 365,549 341,097 -9

58 68 Candis Newhall 279,517 259,947 18

59 64 Woman & Home IPC 283,025 271,887 9

60 56 Sugar Hachette Filipacchi 326,185 321,258 -9

61 72 Sky the magazine

Ireland John Brown Citrus 274,119 253,046 15

62 60 New Woman Hachette Filipacchi 275,648 294,611 -1

63 59 BBC Gardeners'

World BBC Magazines 360,236 295,271 -3

64 62 Ideal Home IPC 273,489 277,105 -1

65 69 BMW Magazine Cedar

Communications 252,748 258,194 3

66 61 Loaded IPC 261,937 290,214 -9

67 - Natural World Emap - 226,202 15

68 76 More! Emap 250,869 246,261 5

69 74 Waitrose Food

Illustrated John Brown Citrus 250,498 248,030 4

70 63 My Weekly DC Thomson 264,805 273,703 -6

71 70 Slimming World

Magazine Miles-Bramwell 255,322 257,102 -1

72 73 Maxim Dennis 251,117 250,119 -3

73 71 Computeractive VNU Business - 255,063 -5

74 67 Bliss Emap 250,543 260,102 -7

75 77 Top of the Pops BBC Magazines 252,410 244,241 -6

76 78 Max Power Emap 239,668 237,584 -5

77 84 Heritage Today** John Brown Citrus 210,951 215,155 5

78 49 The Renault Brooklands

Magazine Publishing 342,086 350,511 -36

79 75 TV & Satellite

Week IPC 254,445 247,507 -10

80 87 Weightwatchers Castlebar

Magazine Publishing - 207,811 6

81 66 Loot/Buy & Sell

Group Loot Ltd 249,950 262,705 -18

82 80 Healthy River Publishing 204,013 233,547 -9

83 - Holiday Magazine RCI Europe - 212,137 -2

84 - Real H Bauer 180,680 161,181 28

85 82 Ad Trader Group Trader Publishing 227,119 231,172 -11

86 - Private Eye Pressdram 204,406 200,639 2

87 88 Vogue Conde Nast 202,259 202,108 2

88 86 Puzzler

Collection Puzzler Media 207,795 210,722 -4

89 85 Elle (UK) Hachette Filipacchi 200,912 200,398 1

90 79 Inside Soap Hachette Filipacchi 247,699 237,242 -16

91 - Hotline River Publishing 198,025 - n/a

92 - Cosmo Girl NatMags 188,249 142,073 40

93 92 Red Hachette Filipacchi 189,857 192,005 3

94 90 High Life Cedar

Communications 208,608 194,204 0

95 - Empire Emap 181,768 164,550 16

96 95 She NatMags 185,558 183,017 4

97 93 The Economist

(Europe Edition) Economist Newspaper 187,017 188,764 1

98 89 Official Play

Station 2 Future 188,079 197,348 -5

99 98 InStyle UK IPC 179,174 175,245 7

100 100 House Beautiful NatMags 170,200 170,019 7

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, July - December 2003.

Key: Contract titles in red.

Notes: *Excluding the Americas

** Formerly English Heritage

*** EMEA (excluding BI/SA)

- The Sky customer title continues to be the UKs highest circulation magazine. Helped by growth in Sky's digital customer base.

- IPC's magazine is the best selling actively purchased title. It is still 400,000 sales ahead of its nearest newsstand rival.

- Conde Nast's market-leading women's monthly just keeps on growing.

It leaps eight places up the table to take the 22nd slot.

- Emap's celebrity women's weekly has grown its circulation by 15 per cent, showing there is still life in the celebrity sector.

- Take a Break leads the women's weekly category by a massive margin, combining a low cover price with real-life stories.

- The AA has launched two titles in the last period. Near & Far goes to the majority of its members through the contract publisher Forward.

- FHM might not be growing its circulation but it remains the best-selling monthly title in Britain ahead of Glamour.

- The highest circulation title from a car producer, VM sits alongside titles from Renault and BMW in the top 100.

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