Industry News

   11-02-2016
Full 2015 UK magazines ABC circulation breakdown: 60 out of 442 titles grow sales

Full 2015 UK magazines ABC circulation breakdown: 60 out of 442 titles grow sales

The figures combine print circulation with digital edition sales.

Overall, they show consumer magazine circulation faring better than the newspaper sector.

Some 60 magazines grew their circulations year on year.

One of the best performers was women's monthly Cosmopolitan, which has grown its circulation by 57 per cent year on year to nudge above 400,000 for the first time in six years – putting the brakes on a period of rapid decline.

Around half of the increase was due to more free pick-up copies. Cosmopolitan was also helped by a big reduction in cover price, from £3.80 to £1, and increased promotional activity including use of ‘pop-up’ distribution points.

UK consumer magazine sales for 2015 (source ABC)

Ranked by total circulation, total is combined digital/print (scroll down to see mags ranked by circulation growth)

Note: Some of the figures quoted are for the last six months of 2015 and some are for the whole year.

Dominic Ponsford - www.pressgazette.co.uk

Top 100 in print magazines

  Title Total Y/Y % change % actively purchased
1 The National Trust Magazine 2,165,142 3.1  
2 Good Living (Asda), previously Asda Magazine 2,042,940 3.5  
3 Tesco Magazine 1,955,811 0.4  
4 TV Choice 1,268,265 0.2 100
5 What's on TV 997,160 -5.8 100
6 Radio Times 732,765 -6.4 99.7
7 Waitrose Food 694,667 1.1  
8 My VIP (Pets at Home Magazine) 681,908 -2  
9 Slimming World Magazine 616,841 23.9 100
10 Nature's Home 607,033 1  
11 Take a Break 589,495 -8.7 100
12 John Lewis Edition 572,380 14.1  
13 Pet People 568,903 0  
14 Shortlist 505,562 1  
15 ASOS.com 454,797 -6.5  
16 Good Housekeeping 409,696 -2.4 98.6
17 Cosmopolitan 405,308 57.3 75.3
18 Stylist 404,014 0.9  
19 Emma's Diary Pregnancy Guide 403,300 3.8  
20 The Garden 398,893 3.4  
21 English Heritage Members Magazine 368,931 6.2  
22 Saga Magazine 357,207 -15.3 99.4
23 The Caravan Club Magazine 353,303 -0.5  
24 Benhealth 351,831 -1.9  
25 Glamour 350,031 -13.6 95.7
26 ES Magazine 345,254 2.4  
27 Woman & Home 336,192 -4.4 98.1
28 Time Out 308,995 0.1 2.9
29 NME 307,217   0.6
30 Sport 304,899 1.1  
31 Village Life 300,000 0  
32 Woman's Weekly 293,718 -4.6 99.9
33 Time Magazine - EMEA (excluding BI/SA) 292,865 -7.1  
34 OK! Magazine 275,765 -5.7 94.2
35 Chat 270,707 -10.6 100
36 HELLO! 267,299 -2.2 94
37 Closer 266,369 -10.8 99.3
38 Yours 260,003 -3.7 92.1
39 Club Life 259,374 -4.4  
40 Camping and Caravanning 256,260 4.7  
41 Prima 253,441 -5.4 99.9
42 Legion 251,916 -6.7  
43 New! 246,962 -18 99.6
44 The Economist -  Continental Europe Edition 237,092 -4.6 99.3
45 The Economist -  United Kingdom Edition 235,350 5.1 91.5
46 BBC Good Food 233,954 -6.1 99.3
47 Woman 230,792 -8.6 100
48 That's Life 230,731 -11.6 100
49 Private Eye 229,777 4.7 99.9
50 Sainsbury's Magazine 226,924 -1.5 98.1
51 TV Times 220,282 -7.4 99.9
52 WI life 214,029 0.7  
53 The People's Friend 211,048 -6.6 99.9
54 The Week 204,128 2 78.1
55 National Geographic Magazine 203,633 -10.9 93.7
56 Woman's Own 200,785 -8.9 99.1
57 Vogue 195,010 -2.6 86.2
58 Men's Health 194,682 -2.7 77.5
59 Scotland in Trust 193,680 4.5  
60 Red 186,495 -3.1 90.3
61 Odeon Magazine 185,300 7.5  
62 Bella 183,700 -7.6 100
63 BBC Gardeners' World 178,732 -2.4 99.7
64 Marie Claire 177,117 -10.7 84.4
65 Ideal Home 171,723 -8.4 96.1
66 Country Living 167,992 -8 99.9
67 Best 164,970 -15.6 92.3
68 Elle (U.K.) 164,727 0.8 82.2
69 Heat 163,392 -20.3 94.4
70 Take a Break Series 158,658 -8.1 100
71 Real People 156,392 -10.7 100
72 The Economist -  Asia Pacific Edition 150,369 -1.3  
73 Instyle UK 149,407 -1.4 71.3
74 Star 148,738 -22.2 99.5
75 Pick Me Up 145,773 -8.6 100
76 Empire 145,183 2 98.9
77 Grazia 138,992 -9.8 94.4
78 TV & Satellite Week 133,899 -7.9 99.9
79 BBC Top Gear Magazine 133,163 -7.9 81.7
80 Shooting and Conservation 130,522 4.8  
81 Now 126,921 -22 99.9
82 Women's Health 125,549 6.3 93.2
83 Harrods Magazine 124,218 -1.3  
84 Reveal 122,986 -23.6 100
85 Beer 121,878 5  
86 GQ 120,011 -4.1 79.1
87 Professional Builder 119,954 -0.2  
88 Weightwatchers Magazine 118,656 -5.7 100
89 Inside Soap 117,539 -11.7 100
90 Look 116,024 -25.5 91.2
91 Healthy 115,360 2.2 100
92 Your Home 115,146 -4.3 95.6
93 The Christmas Magazine 113,973 0.5 100
94 House & Garden 113,055 -2.5 68.4
95 Candis 112,392 -16 99.4
96 Harper's Bazaar 110,294 -1.3 57.5
97 Puzzler Collection 109,998 -5.3 99.9
98 Foodism 109,296 0.3  
99 House Beautiful 108,429 -11.8 97.5
100 Homes & Gardens 107,418 -6.9 75.5


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