The Week: Media news - Newspaper sales drop

The Financial Times has ended its ten-month run of year-on-year circulation increases, recording a 1.3 per cent year-on-year decline in March to 454,937 copies, according to the latest ABC figures.

The other quality dailies also recorded year-on-year falls, with The Times falling by the greatest margin, 2.7 per cent, to 622,186 copies. The Observer was the only Sunday newspaper to post a year-on-year rise, up 1.3 per cent to 461,739. Among the tabloids, the Daily Mirror saw its circulation slip to a new all-time low of 1,483,749, down 3.8 per cent on the same period last year.

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