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How Independent Media titles have performed comparatively

Change in core circulation of 43 ABC registered newspaper titles between 3rd Quarter of 2014 and 3rd Quarter of 2015

The chart below documents the year-on-year change in core circulation of South Africa’s daily, weekly, and weekend titles from the 3rd Quarter of 2014 and the 3rd Quarter 2015 - as reported to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Core circulation is defined here as the sales at over 50% of cover price falling under the categories of Copy Sales, Individual and Business Subscripts and PDF Replica (electronic copy sales). It thus excludes the categories of Bulk, Print Media in Education, Travel & Commercial Subscriptions, and sales under 50% of cover price.

The 43 titles below are listed in order from greatest decrease to greatest increase in core circulation - so from worst to best peformers. Independent Media titles are listed in bold.

Publisher

3rd Q 2014

3rd Q 2015

Inc/dec

% inc decrease

1

The Times.

TMG

135 028

103 120

-31908

-23.6%

2

Sunday Sun

Media24

165639

136549

-29090

-17.6%

3

Beeld, Daily

Media24

54 526

45 346

-9180

-16.8%

4

City Press

Media24

111979

93575

-18404

-16.4%

5

Saturday Star

Ind Media

49797

42210

-7587

-15.2%

6

Witnes

Media24

16 872

14 355

-2517

-14.9%

7

Daily Sun

Media24

260 814

224 113

-36701

-14.1%

8

Mail & Guardian

M&G Media

28 953

25 306

-3647

-12.6%

9

Weekend Witness

Media24

17997

15823

-2174

-12.1%

10

Rapport

Media24

162016

142895

-19121

-11.8%

11

Daily Dispatch

TMG

26 049

22 998

-3051

-11.7%

12

Sunday Times

TMG

337452

298052

-39400

-11.7%

13

Ilanga Langesonto

Ilanga

49298

43635

-5663

-11.5%

14

Ilanga

Ilanga

99 582

88 923

-10659

-10.7%

15

Sunday World

TMG

99757

89290

-10467

-10.5%

16

Daily News

Ind Media

26 150

23 463

-2687

-10.3%

17

Pretoria News Saturday

Ind Media

6368

5772

-596

-9.4%

18

Cape Times

Ind Media

30 048

27 260

-2788

-9.3%

19

Sunday Tribune

Ind Media

62682

57070

-5612

-9.0%

20

Weekend Argus

Ind Media

50516

46036

-4480

-8.9%

21

Business Day

TMG

24 232

22 091

-2141

-8.8%

22

Beeld Saturday

Media24

45631

41698

-3933

-8.6%

23

Volksblad - Daily

Media24

18 349

16 841

-1508

-8.2%

24

Saturday Dispatch

TMG

20570

18890

-1680

-8.2%

25

Sowetan

TMG

95 967

88 159

-7808

-8.1%

26

Diamond Fields Advertiser

Ind Media

8 538

7 867

-671

-7.9%

27

Independent on Saturday

Ind Media

37735

34994

-2741

-7.3%

28

Mercury, The

Ind Media

26 492

24 662

-1830

-6.9%

29

Weekend Post

Ind Media

19742

18441

-1301

-6.6%

30

Pretoria News

Ind Media

11 984

11 225

-759

-6.3%

31

Volksblad - Saturday

Media24

16268

15307

-961

-5.9%

32

Citizen (Daily)

Caxton

44 566

42 077

-2489

-5.6%

33

The Star

Ind Media

60 878

57 700

-3178

-5.2%

34

Herald

TMG

21 224

20 119

-1105

-5.2%

35

Cape Argus

Ind Media

26 928

25 846

-1082

-4.0%

36

Die Burger, Daily

Media24

53 983

51 906

-2077

-3.8%

37

Son (Daily)

Media24

80 580

79 114

-1466

-1.8%

38

Die Burger Saturday

Media24

67951

67152

-799

-1.2%

39

Citizen (Saturday)

Caxton

26311

26254

-57

-0.2%

40

Son op Sondag

Media24

48980

49162

182

0.4%

41

Isolezwe ngeSonto

Ind Media

82251

84019

1768

2.1%

42

Isolezwe

Ind Media

101 581

104 501

2920

2.9%

43

Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo

Ind Media

74154

79029

4875

6.6%

ENDS