Indian dailies gained growth in the past one year
Dainik Bhaskar tops the chart and Dainik Jagran comes second
Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) has released a data dated for January-June 2018 period showing the Indian dailies have got considerable growth in their sales as compared to the previous year.
According to the figures released by ABC, Dainik Bhaskar topped the list as the highest circulated daily among the bureau’s member publications. The average sales growth for the Hindi daily in the period January-June 2018 was 4,251,236—a considerable jump compared to 3,758,949 during the same period in the previous year.
Dainik Jagran which was at the first position in 2017 has dropped to the second rank with an average sales growth of 4,144,706 compared to 3,964,064. In the ranking, the English daily The Times of India clinched the third spot at 2,826,164, while Hindustan Times, yet another English newspaper, has come 16th with 1,004,110. The Hindu has climbed one spot, claiming the 9th position with 1,397,944 as compared to 1,216,118 during the same period in 2017.
Hindi daily Hindustan came fourth with 2,625,343. Amar Ujala has been ranked 5th with 2,610,784.
Telugu daily Eenadu came 7th with 1,807,998 and Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi clinched the 8th spot with 1,525,526. With an average sales growth of 2,368,672 in this period, Malayalam daily Malayala Manorama has ranked 6th, while the other Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi has stood 10th at 1,363,931.
Tamil daily Dinamalar came 17th with 848,287 and Telugu daily Sakshi which was at the 15th spot in 2017 has now claimed the 13th rank with 1,091,079. Kannada daily Vijayavani claimed the 20th spot with an average sales growth of 760,738. Bengali daily Anand Bazar Patrika, which was at the 16th spot last year, has risen to the 14 spot with an average sales growth of 1,080,478. Marathi daily Sakal with 1,204,640 claimed the 11th spot and Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar which was at the 20th spot climbed one rank to claim the 19th position with an average sales growth of 822,513 against 714,036 l in the previous year.
Hindi daily Punjab Kesari came 12th with 1,165,506, while another Hindi daily Patrika, which was at the 17th spot last year, now stands at the 15th with 1,005,485 against 988,470 in 2017. Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar has come 18th