The Week: Media News - Qualities suffer sales drop

The Financial Times was the only title in the quality newspaper sector to post year-on-year circulation growth in June with a rise of 0.22 per cent to 445,756 copies.

However, it was down by 1.07 per cent month on month, according to the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and The Guardian all saw their year-on-year and month-on-month circulations fall. In the tabloid sector, The Sun posted its fifth concurrent year-on-year circulation increase but lost its position as Britain's best-selling paper to sister title the News of the World after just one month at the top. Sales of the daily rose by 0.81 per cent in June to 3,089,321 copies but fell by 1.9 per cent month on month.