ABCs show increase for Guardian and FT

The Guardian was the only quality daily to enjoy month-on-month and year-on-year circulation rises in the May newspaper Audit Bureau of Circulations figures.

The title enjoyed a 2.32 per cent year-on-year circulation hike to 381,188.

Bono's guest editing of The Independent caused a circulation peak mid-month, but wasn't enough to combat a 2.21 per cent year-on-year decline for the month. The Times, meanwhile, fell by 3.09 per cent while The Daily Telegraph dropped 1.69 per cent.

The Financial Times saw a 4.61 per cent year-on-year circulation rise, the most significant for a quality daily. The increase added almost 20,000 readers to last year's figure.

All of the tabloids suffered year-on-year drops. The Daily Mirror saw an 8.23 per cent fall, with The Sun faring slightly better with a dip of just 2.52 per cent.

Of the mid-market titles, the Daily Mail was up 1.3 per cent while its competitor, the Daily Express, saw a year-on-year dip which took its circulation to 845,234.

Among the Sunday titles, the Sunday Sport saw the biggest year-on-year decline with a drop of almost 22 per cent, and the Sunday Express suffered an 11.9 per cent fall. The Independent on Sunday, however, enjoyed a 10 per cent rise, followed closely by The Observer, which was up 4.33 per cent.

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