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Papers outperform declining market

DC Thomson titles take top places in sales league

P&J Courier DC ThomsonNewspaper publisher DC Thomson Media has reported a strong performance for its titles in a declining market.

Circulation figures for July to December 2018 show the company has the top two titles in the UK. 

Aberdeen’s Press and Journal has held its ranking as the highest selling regional newspaper while The Courier, which covers Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire, is now the second-highest.

Richard Neville, head of newspapers for the company, said: “These are challenging times for everyone and the ABC [Audit Bureau of Circulations] figures reflect that.

“But we are delighted nonetheless that The Press and Journal remains the biggest paid for regional title in the United Kingdom and has now been joined in second place by its sister title The Courier.

“Our teams work incredibly hard across the country creating the print and digital products, working with advertisers and selling copies and subscriptions and they deserve their place at the top of the list.”

The ABC results show an average loss on daily titles of 13.1% year on year, versus a deficit of 10.4% across the DC Thomson Media portfolio, outperforming the marketplace.

The daily DC Thomson Media newspaper titles achieve a combined sale of over 108,000 which is supplemented by a growing digital audience of nearly four million users a month.

One Comment to DC Thomson titles take top places in sales league

  1. How well is The Weekly News performing as it no longer registers its sales figures with the Audit Burea Of Circulation.

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