Newspapers across the board posted circulation declines in this quarter’s audit, several posting double digit declines.
The weekday edition of Fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald posted a decline of 14.5% YoY this quarter, with the Saturday edition and Sun-Herald posting declines of 7.6% YoY and 14.2% YoY respectively.
The weekday edition of The Age posted a decline of 19.6% YoY, with the Saturday edition and the Sunday Age posting declines of 8.2% YoY and 11.6% YoY respectively.
News Corp’s The Australian posted a decline of 9.2% YoY, with the Weekend Australian posting a decline of 7.5% YoY.
Meanwhile Fairfax Media’s business focussed national masthead Australian Financial Review posted declines of 9.8% YoY and 11.1% YoY for the weekday and weekend editions respectively.
This quarter, the Herald-Sun saw 7.9 – 8.7% YoY declines across all its editions.
Of the weekday titles, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age posted the most significant declines, with the NT News following closely with a decline of 12.1% YoY. News Corp’s Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail saw the lowest declines of 6.4% YoY and 5.5% YoY respectively.
Of the Saturday titles, The NT News and Canberra Times posted the largest declines of 16.3% YoY and 12.7% YoY respectively. The Daily Telegraph once again posted the lowest decline, of 4.1% YoY.
Of the Sunday titles, the Sunday Territorian posted the most significant decline of 14.9% YoY, followed closely by the Canberra Times (-14.8% YoY). The Sunday Tasmanian performed the best in this category, with a YoY decline of just 7.1% this quarter.