The Week: Media News - Red-tops have 'good August'

August was a good month for the red-tops, according to the latest monthly newspaper ABC figures.

The Sun's circulation increased by 0.93 per cent during August to 3,158,045, but it was still down 2.04 per cent on August of last year. The Daily Mirror also reported a sales increase, up by 1.44 per cent to 1,582,290 copies.The Financial Times was the only broadsheet to increase its year-on-year circulation. It was up 2.51 per cent on 2006 and a marginal 0.09 per cent for the month to 426,830. The Independent suffered the biggest decline, with a 5.89 per cent year-on-year drop to 239,834 copies, down 0.12 per cent on last month. The Times was down 5.36 per cent year on year to 638,820, but it did manage to claw back 0.5 per cent of its circulation on July.