Leading magazines ranked by circulation in Germany in the first quarter of 2017

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Copies sold
TV 14 2,239,430
TV Digital 1,589,235
TV Direkt 1,105,122
Hörzu 1,019,022
TV Movie 975,960
Landlust 906,528
Auf einen Blick 803,730
TV Spielfilm 802,549
Der Spiegel 771,066
Bild der Frau 770,840
Freizeit Revue 693,588
Stern 595,729
TV Hören und Sehen 575,201
TV pur 573,273
Neue Post 551,925
Bunte 464,815
Focus 456,020
Brigitte 431,895
Freizeitwoche 404,739
Funk Uhr389,214
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This statistic shows the 20 leading magazines in Germany in the first quarter of 2017, ranked by circulation. Television magazine tv14 sold almost 2.24 million copies during the period of consideration. TV Digital and TV Direkt ranked second and third highest at roughly 1.6 and 1.11 million copies sold. TV 14 also generated the highest retail sales revenue among magazines in Germany in 2015, at 50.6 million euros.

Reading periodicals is still a popular leisure activity in Germany, with 30.33 million people having stated that they liked reading magazines during their free time several times a week in 2016. The largest magazine publishing houses in Germany include Bauer, Burda, Springer, Gruner + Jahr and Funke. As of 2017, according to the Association of German Magazine Publishers (Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger), almost 1,600 consumer magazine titles were available in Germany.

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