Total circulation of the National Enquirer in the U.S. 2014-2018

As of 2018, the National Enquirer, an American tabloid newspaper, had a total circulation of around 265 thousand readers. The publication’s overall circulation has experienced year after year of decline, with the total number nearly halving since the 516 thousand reported in 2014. In addition to the recent struggles grappled with by many print media publications, the National Enquirer has experienced added difficulty due to its alleged involvement in a multitude of recent scandals.

 Newspaper industry

Thanks in part to the growing popularity and influence of web-based news sources, print newspapers have suffered decades of declining readership and circulation. The problem doesn’t seem to lie in the content or quality of these publications, but rather in the added convenience and accessibility offered by digital news platforms. Even the most successful publications in the United States such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have seen their circulation decrease. Despite the struggles of the print format, many newspaper brands have introduced digital versions of their products, some of which have acquired hundreds of thousands of subscribers in a relatively short period of time.

Total circulation of the National Enquirer in the United States from 2014 to 2018

Circulation in thousands
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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Figures prior to 2017 come from American Media Inc. annual reports
The fiscal year ends March 31 of the respective year.

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