Rank of top 10 dailies largely unchanged; Top 10 Hindi dailies add 3.95 lakh readers, English dailies 1.23 lakh
Media Research Users Council (MRUC), in association with Hansa Research, has released the first quarter results of Indian Readership Survey.
(AIR numbers; All figures in ‘000)
Where regional language dailies saw a drop, the top 10 Hindi dailies saw a cumulative rise of 3.95 lakh readers over the previous quarter, led by Prabhat Khabar which added 2.5 lakh readers, Patrika which added 1.59 lakh and Hindustan, which saw its readership rise by 1.12 lakh. The biggest drop was in Amar Ujala’s readership numbers (by 1.49 lakh).
The top 10 English dailies witnessed a cumulative rise of 1.23 lakh readers, with big gainers being The New Indian Express (up by 41,000), The Tribune (by 39,000) and The Times of India (by 36,000). All dailies in the top 10 except Mumbai Mirror (drop of 26,000), Deccan Chronicle (by 7,000) and The Hindu (by 7,000) registered a rise in their readership numbers over the previous quarter.
10 May 2013, Vol VI Issue 1
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