The Week: Media News - Dailies slump continues

Only four national newspapers recorded small circulation rises in the April daily paid-for newspaper ABCs - The Sun, the Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian - and the market as a whole continued its decline, down by 0.45 per cent on March to 11,542,146 copies.

The Daily Mail recorded the biggest drop, with circulation down by 1.81 per cent to 2,300,420.

In contrast, the Sunday newspaper market rose by 0.54 per cent to 12,611,982 copies overall, with The Mail on Sunday recording a rise of 3.56 per cent to 2,333,699. Other gains were reported by The Independent on Sunday, up by 7.26 per cent to 244,809 copies, and The Sunday Telegraph, up by 3.8 per cent to 666,905, although every Sunday newspaper was down across a six-month average.