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Leading newspapers ranked by print and digital reach in the United Kingdom 2019-2020

The leading newspaper in terms of overall reach in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2019 to March 2020 was The Sun. The tabloid newspaper, which has been embroiled in numerous controversies over the years, had a combined reach from its print editions and website of almost 36.5 million from April 2019 to March 2020.

News online

The newspaper industry has had to make major readjustments to a digitalized future. Physical paper sales have been falling for years with readers being able to gain access to news on a constant and instant level online. Some brands in the UK see over 150 million unique monthly visits online. The mobile phone is now the leading way individuals consume news in the UK for almost every major brand.

The printing industry

Expenditure on newspapers in the UK based on volume has seen a decrease of about three billion British pounds during the last 10 years. Revenues from the printing of newspapers in the UK will fall to a forecasted 16.6 million U.S. dollars in 2024, down from 97 million U.S. Dollars in 2012.  

Monthly reach of leading newspapers in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2019 to March 2020**

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 2019 to March 2020

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

all print and digital related content*

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Total Brand Reach (TBR) is a measure of the reach of all print and digital related content for each publisher brand."
Where a single title had multiple websites, only the highest reaching title(s) were included here. See the source for the web addresses of each title.

**PAMCo 3 2020: April ’19 – Mar ’20 print data* fused with June ’20 Comscore data

For more information on the methodology of this survey click here.

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