April ABCs: Right royal boost for six dailies

The Daily Mail and the Daily Express were, as you would probably expect, the biggest beneficiaries of the Royal Wedding in the UK newspaper market last month.

Out of step with trends over the past few years, a resounding six nationals in total recorded month-on-month improvements (the Daily Telegraph, Times, Guardian and Daily Mirror being the others). The Mail even notched a year-on-year rise to boot. Read on for all the figures.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

The Sun

Headline circulation: 2,783,110

Month-on-month change: -1.23 per cent

Year-on-year change: -5.85 per cent

Daily Mail

Headline circulation: 2,100,300

Month-on-month change: 2.97 per cent

Year-on-year change: 0.2 per cent

Daily Mirror

Headline circulation: 1,172,785

Month-on-month change: 1.46 per cent

Year-on-year change: -5.40 per cent

Daily Star

Headline circulation: 692,157

Month-on-month change: -1.01%

Year-on-year change: -15.90%

Daily Telegraph

Headline circulation: 639,578

Month-on-month change: 2.10 per cent

Year-on-year change: -6.39 per cent

Daily Express

Headline circulation: 635,576

Month-on-month change: 2.41 per cent

Year-on-year change: -4.53 per cent

The Times

Headline circulation: 449,809

Month-on-month change: 0.83 per cent

Year-on-year change: -11.28 per cent

Financial Times

Headline circulation: 372,076

Month-on-month change: -2.51 per cent

Year-on-year change: -3.75 per cent

The Guardian

Headline circulation: 263,907

Month-on-month change: 1.07 per cent

Year-on-year change: -8.66 per cent

The Independent

Headline circulation: 180,743

Month-on-month change: -0.65 per cent

Year-on-year change: -3.92 per cent

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