The Top 100 Magazines

Customer magazines, such as Sky and the recently launched Tesco title, continue to dominate the top 100. OK! and Reveal showed strong growth, while Gardeners' World suffered a sharp decline.

TOP 100 MAGAZINES BY CIRCULATION Rank Rank Title Total ABC ABC Period Dec 05 Jun 05 Publisher Dec 2005 June 2005 on-period change (%) 1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus 6,874,090 6,783,581 1.3 2 n/a Tesco Magazine Cedar Communications 2,494,330 n/a n/a 3 2 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,377,126 2,631,293 -9.7 4 n/a Prudential Magazine Publicis Blueprint 1,909,855 n/a n/a 5 3 Boots Health & Beauty Redwood 1,689,490 1,765,387 -4.3 6 5 U (Magazine for Unison members) Unison 1,510,000 1,465,833 3.0 7 4 What's on TV IPC Media 1,502,977 1,673,790 -10.2 8 n/a Sainsbury's Fresh Ideas Seven Publishing 1,431,766 n/a n/a 9 n/a Northern & Shell Titles Group Northern & Shell 1,289,532 n/a n/a 10 6 Saga magazine The Saga Group 1,230,639 1,245,006 -1.2 11 8 TV Choice H Bauer 1,212,246 1,157,622 4.7 12 7 Take a Break H Bauer 1,155,886 1,200,397 -3.7 13 10 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,093,850 1,080,199 1.3 14 9 The Somerfield Magazine Rare 1,058,818 1,134,364 -6.7 15 n/a Asda Good For You! Magazine Publicis Blueprint 976,100 n/a n/a 16 11 BBC Pre-School Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 874,924 929,452 -5.9 17 13 Debenhams Desire Publicis Blueprint 745,126 745,126 0.0 18 12 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest Assoc 735,138 776,902 -5.4 19 22 OK! Northern & Shell 649,777 532,843 21.9 20 15 Chat IPC Media 602,308 609,163 -1.1 21 14 Glamour Conde Nast 585,984 609,626 -3.9 22 21 Closer Emap Entertainment 578,337 540,044 7.1 23 16 Now IPC Media 577,818 591,795 -2.4 24 18 Heat Emap Entertainment 575,267 560,438 2.6 25 20 Time - EMEA Group Time Warner Publishing BV 550,152 551,114 -0.2 26 17 That's Life H Bauer 550,036 569,631 -3.4 27 24 The Economist (worldwide)* The Economist Newspaper 514,124 503,077 2.2 28 19 FHM Emap London Lifestyle 500,865 560,167 -10.6 29 23 Pick Me Up IPC Media 491,669 503,950 -2.4 30 27 Good Housekeeping NatMags 468,579 475,838 -1.5 31 25 Exchange & Mart Auto Exchange Group United Advertising Publications 463,147 491,152 -5.7 32 28 Cosmopolitan NatMags 461,610 462,943 -0.3 33 26 Woman IPC Media 456,524 485,463 -6.0 34 41 New! Northern & Shell 426,161 373,039 14.2 35 29 Yours Emap Esprit 421,438 440,070 -4.2 36 36 VM The Vauxhall Magazine Mediamark Publishing 420,000 394,846 6.4 37 30 Woman's Weekly IPC Media 414,778 425,568 -2.5 38 47 Sainsbury's: The Magazine Seven Publishing 414,337 346,898 19.4 39 n/a Legion Redactive 413,703 n/a n/a 40 33 Emma's Diary Pregnancy Guide Lifecycle Marketing 413,110 416,140 -0.7 41 31 Woman's Own IPC Media 409,616 424,292 -3.5 42 32 TV Times IPC Media 407,878 418,192 -2.5 43 35 Best NatMags 400,807 398,289 0.6 44 34 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 399,984 399,348 0.2 45 38 Hello! Hello! 390,622 392,481 -0.5 46 49 Unlimited BBC Origin Publishing 386,400 338,000 14.3 47 39 Bella H Bauer 380,973 389,100 -2.1 48 37 Auto Exchange Group United Advertising Publications 373,848 392,598 -4.8 49 n/a Motoring & Leisure The Civil Service Motoring Association 371,552 n/a n/a 50 40 Marie Claire IPC Media 371,444 381,281 -2.6 51 46 Sky the magazine Ireland John Brown Citrus 364,768 348,136 4.8 52 42 People's Friend DC Thomson 359,104 363,638 -1.2 53 43 National Geographic The National Geographic Society 356,438 350,253 1.8 54 45 The Garden RHS Publications 352,735 348,567 1.2 55 20 Time** Time Warner Publishing BV 348,054 349,814 -0.5 56 66 Reveal ACP-Natmag 345,502 273,159 26.5 57 55 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 344,434 317,039 8.6 58 51 The Caravan Club Magazine The Caravan Club of Great Britain 339,851 n/a n/a 59 50 Woman & Home IPC Media 335,922 327,554 2.6 60 53 Prima NatMags 331,715 326,231 1.7 61 54 Candis Newhall Publications 312,547 319,914 -2.3 62 60 Waitrose Food Illustrated John Brown Citrus 311,595 299,474 4.0 63 57 Nuts IPC Media 306,802 304,751 0.7 64 63 BMW Magazine Cedar Communications 288,155 283,118 1.8 65 56 TV Quick IPC Media 285,733 313,454 -8.8 66 48 TV Easy IPC Media 284,602 340,018 -16.3 67 58 Company NatMags 283,429 302,127 -6.2 68 65 More Emap London Lifestyle 277,862 275,620 0.8 69 64 Bliss Emap London Lifestyle 277,165 276,253 0.3 70 51 Auto Trader - National (Group) Trader Publishing 271,258 326,948 -17.0 71 59 Healthy River Publishing 266,538 300,331 -11.3 72 69 Zoo Emap London Lifestyle 260,470 260,317 0.1 73 62 Sugar Hachette Filipacchi 250,099 285,082 -12.3 74 73 Heritage Today John Brown Citrus 246,566 236,794 4.1 75 71 Ideal Home IPC Media 245,729 247,006 -0.5 76 70 Weightwatchers Magazine Castlebar Publishing 235,852 250,983 -6.0 77 52 BBC Gardeners' World BBC Magazines 235,792 326,622 -27.8 78 n/a Full House Hubert Burda Media 235,787 n/a n/a 79 n/a MQ (Masonic Quarterly) Grand Lodge Publications 235,002 n/a n/a 80 74 Men's Health NatMag-Rodale 233,445 228,108 2.3 81 n/a Computeractive VNU Business Publications 233,060 n/a n/a 82 72 Loaded IPC Media 232,001 237,083 -2.1 83 67 New Woman Emap London Lifestyle 231,066 270,686 -14.6 84 68 Slimming World Magazine Miles-Bramwell Executive Services 228,517 264,081 -13.5 85 97 Egmont Girls Group Egmont Magazines 224,890 176,653 27.3 86 79 The Renault Magazine Brooklands Publishing 223,371 215,827 3.5 87 78 Red Hachette Filipacchi (UK) 219,689 219,082 0.3 88 84 High Life Cedar Communications 216,946 206,723 4.9 89 n/a Sudoku Puzzler Media 216,086 n/a n/a 90 81 Vogue Conde Nast Publications 214,348 210,333 1.9 91 95 Star Pressdram 213,594 182,393 17.1 92 85 The Economist - Continental Europe Edition The Economist Newspaper 213,101 206,695 3.1 93 76 My Weekly DC Thomson 212,574 225,914 -5.9 94 n/a Honda Dream River Publishing 210,538 n/a n/a 95 87 Elle (UK) Hachette Filipacchi (UK) 208,132 203,584 2.2 96 77 TV & Satellite Week IPC Media 207,119 222,737 -7.0 97 82 Private Eye Pressdram 204,847 209,981 -2.4 98 80 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 204,223 214,910 -5.0 99 n/a Triangle Haymarket Network 200,830 n/a n/a 100 89 House Beautiful NatMags 198,112 201,143 -1.5 Rank Rank Title Total ABC ABC Year-on Dec 05 Jun 05 Publisher Dec 2005 Dec 2004 -year change (%) 1 1 Sky the magazine John Brown Citrus 6,874,090 6,709,861 2.4 2 n/a Tesco Magazine Cedar Communications 2,494,330 n/a n/a 3 2 Asda Magazine Publicis Blueprint 2,377,126 2,584,693 n/a 4 n/a Prudential Magazine Publicis Blueprint 1,909,855 n/a n/a 5 3 Boots Health & Beauty Redwood 1,689,490 1,766,893 -4.4 6 5 U (Magazine for Unison members) Unison 1,510,000 n/a n/a 7 4 What's on TV IPC Media 1,502,977 1,587,578 -5.3 8 n/a Sainsbury's Fresh Ideas Seven Publishing 1,431,766 n/a n/a 9 n/a Northern & Shell Titles Group Northern & Shell 1,289,532 n/a n/a 10 6 Saga magazine The Saga Group 1,230,639 1,247,180 -1.3 11 8 TV Choice H Bauer 1,212,246 1,104,291 9.8 12 7 Take a Break H Bauer 1,155,886 1,222,774 -5.5 13 10 Radio Times BBC Magazines 1,093,850 1,108,718 -1.3 14 9 The Somerfield Magazine Rare 1,058,818 1,115,588 -5.1 15 n/a Asda Good For You! Magazine Publicis Blueprint 976,100 n/a n/a 16 11 BBC Pre-School Magazines (Group) BBC Magazines 874,924 1,007,641 -13.2 17 13 Debenhams Desire Publicis Blueprint 745,126 973,116 -23.4 18 12 Reader's Digest Reader's Digest Assoc 735,138 773,731 -5.0 19 22 OK! Northern & Shell 649,777 529,492 22.7 20 15 Chat IPC Media 602,308 636,310 -5.3 21 14 Glamour Conde Nast 585,984 620,391 -5.5 22 21 Closer Emap Entertainment 578,337 504,350 14.7 23 16 Now IPC Media 577,818 619,186 -6.7 24 18 Heat Emap Entertainment 575,267 552,215 4.2 25 20 Time - EMEA Group Time Warner Publishing BV 550,152 555,205 -0.9 26 17 That's Life H Bauer 550,036 601,806 -8.6 27 24 The Economist (worldwide)* The Economist Newspaper 514,124 492,167 4.5 28 19 FHM Emap London Lifestyle 500,865 580,027 -13.6 29 23 Pick Me Up IPC Media 491,669 n/a n/a 30 27 Good Housekeeping NatMags 468,579 435,076 7.7 31 25 Exchange & Mart Auto Exchange Group United Advertising Publications 463,147 499,474 -7.3 32 28 Cosmopolitan NatMags 461,610 478,394 -3.5 33 26 Woman IPC Media 456,524 527,764 -13.5 34 41 New! Northern & Shell 426,161 396,079 7.6 35 29 Yours Emap Esprit 421,438 438,872 -4.0 36 36 VM The Vauxhall Magazine Mediamark Publishing 420,000 391,802 7.2 37 30 Woman's Weekly IPC Media 414,778 447,696 -7.4 38 47 Sainsbury's: The Magazine Seven Publishing 414,337 340,126 21.8 39 n/a Legion Redactive 413,703 425,462 -2.8 40 33 Emma's Diary Pregnancy Guide Lifecycle Marketing 413,110 401,810 2.8 41 31 Woman's Own IPC Media 409,616 449,688 -8.9 42 32 TV Times IPC Media 407,878 473,956 -13.9 43 35 Best NatMags 400,807 411,060 -2.5 44 34 Homebase Ideas Publicis Blueprint 399,984 444,991 -10.1 45 38 Hello! Hello! 390,622 382,391 2.2 46 49 Unlimited BBC Origin Publishing 386,400 342,680 12.8 47 39 Bella H Bauer 380,973 428,028 -11.0 48 37 Auto Exchange Group United Advertising Publications 373,848 410,359 -8.9 49 n/a Motoring & Leisure The Civil Service Motoring Association 371,552 371,940 -0.1 50 40 Marie Claire IPC Media 371,444 384,502 -3.4 51 46 Sky the magazine Ireland John Brown Citrus 364,768 326,579 11.7 52 42 People's Friend DC Thomson 359,104 372,743 -3.7 53 43 National Geographic The National Geographic Society 356,438 343,797 3.7 54 45 The Garden RHS Publications 352,735 345,728 2.0 55 20 Time** Time Warner Publishing BV 348,054 352,463 -1.3 56 66 Reveal ACP-Natmag 345,502 239,907 44.0 57 55 BBC Good Food BBC Magazines 344,434 342,677 0.5 58 51 The Caravan Club Magazine The Caravan Club of Great Britain 339,851 328,305 3.5 59 50 Woman & Home IPC Media 335,922 332,646 1.0 60 53 Prima NatMags 331,715 317,308 4.5 61 54 Candis Newhall Publications 312,547 321,050 -2.6 62 60 Waitrose Food Illustrated John Brown Citrus 311,595 300,153 3.8 63 57 Nuts IPC Media 306,802 275,459 11.4 64 63 BMW Magazine Cedar Communications 288,155 266,173 8.3 65 56 TV Quick IPC Media 285,733 337,149 -15.3 66 48 TV Easy IPC Media 284,602 n/a n/a 67 58 Company NatMags 283,429 332,603 -14.8 68 65 More Emap London Lifestyle 277,862 274,635 1.2 69 64 Bliss Emap London Lifestyle 277,165 285,061 -2.8 70 51 Auto Trader - National (Group) Trader Publishing 271,258 317,415 -14.5 71 59 Healthy River Publishing 266,538 280,075 -4.8 72 69 Zoo Emap London Lifestyle 260,470 240,215 8.4 73 62 Sugar Hachette Filipacchi 250,099 295,364 -15.3 74 73 Heritage Today John Brown Citrus 246,566 240,781 2.4 75 71 Ideal Home IPC Media 245,729 260,439 -5.6 76 70 Weightwatchers Magazine Castlebar Publishing 235,852 243,010 -2.9 77 52 BBC Gardeners' World BBC Magazines 235,792 257,628 -8.5 78 n/a Full House Hubert Burda Media 235,787 n/a n/a 79 n/a MQ (Masonic Quarterly) Grand Lodge Publications 235,002 233,811 0.5 80 74 Men's Health NatMag-Rodale 233,445 229,116 1.9 81 n/a Computeractive VNU Business Publications 233,060 236,026 -1.3 82 72 Loaded IPC Media 232,001 220,057 5.4 83 67 New Woman Emap London Lifestyle 231,066 280,448 -17.6 84 68 Slimming World Magazine Miles-Bramwell Executive Services 228,517 261,426 -12.6 85 97 Egmont Girls Group Egmont Magazines 224,890 250,157 -10.1 86 79 The Renault Magazine Brooklands Publishing 223,371 230,759 -3.2 87 78 Red Hachette Filipacchi (UK) 219,689 210,027 4.6 88 84 High Life Cedar Communications 216,946 206,646 5.0 89 n/a Sudoku Puzzler Media 216,086 n/a n/a 90 81 Vogue Conde Nast Publications 214,348 206,834 3.6 91 95 Star Pressdram 213,594 211,551 1.0 92 85 The Economist - Continental Europe Edition The Economist Newspaper 213,101 204,869 4.0 93 76 My Weekly DC Thomson 212,574 244,218 -13.0 94 n/a Honda Dream River Publishing 210,538 168,754 24.8 95 87 Elle (UK) Hachette Filipacchi (UK) 208,132 202,074 3.0 96 77 TV & Satellite Week IPC Media 207,119 211,150 -1.9 97 82 Private Eye Pressdram 204,847 200,872 2.0 98 80 Puzzler Collection Puzzler Media 204,223 218,930 -6.7 99 n/a Triangle Haymarket Network 200,830 202,914 -1.0 100 89 House Beautiful NatMags 198,112 215,360 -8.0 Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, July-December 2005. Customer titles in red. Notes *Excluding the Americas **EMES (excluding BI/SA).