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Two Years After the Tipping Point Papers Web Readership is Booming
As newspapers’ print circulation continues to decline, publishers now get the majority of their readers online. But what does that look like in practise?

I crunched ABC and ABCe (UK) data for the last 12 years to discover the long view.

The following chart shows the average daily print circulation and average daily unique browser count for the only six UK publishers which have routinely disclosed each figure (The Sun, Trinity Mirror’s nationals, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent). Hover your cursor to explore…

(Using print circulation rather than print readership, which is higher, is not necessarily a perfect equivalent to online unique browsers, but it may be the best available).

Now we can firmly pinpoint the date at which the readership tipping point apparently occurred for these publishers – November 2010 (after a brief earlier overtake in January that year).

Complete article here.


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