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2005 Average Circulation for Top 100 ABC Magazines

2005 Average Circulation for Top 100 ABC Magazines

RANK 2005RANK 2004 PUBLICATION NAME2005 Total Paid2004 Total Paid% Change
11AARP THE MAGAZINE22,675,65522,668,5830.00%
22AARP BULLETIN22,075,01122,103,758-0.10%
33READER'S DIGEST10,111,77310,155,054-0.40%
44TV GUIDE8,211,5819,015,866-8.90%
55BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS7,620,9327,627,256-0.10%
66NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC***5,403,9345,471,803-1.20%
77GOOD HOUSEKEEPING4,634,7634,631,5270.10%
88FAMILY CIRCLE4,296,3704,252,7301.00%
910LADIES' HOME JOURNAL4,122,4604,114,3530.20%
109WOMAN'S DAY4,048,7994,130,507-2.00%
  TOTAL TOP 1093,201,27694,171,436-1.00%
1111TIME-THE WEEKLY NEWSMAGAZINE4,038,5084,034,2720.10%
1212PEOPLE3,734,5363,690,3871.20%
1313AAA WESTWAYS3,676,0583,623,7991.40%
1414PREVENTION3,338,4503,334,4040.10%
1515SPORTS ILLUSTRATED3,289,6563,319,300-0.90%
1617NEWSWEEK3,158,9883,135,4760.70%
1718PLAYBOY3,060,3763,113,780-1.70%
1819COSMOPOLITAN2,969,9522,989,301-0.60%
1920SOUTHERN LIVING2,745,6632,718,1081.00%
2023GUIDEPOSTS2,640,4712,646,622-0.20%
2124AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE2,528,8532,567,987-1.50%
2225MAXIM2,517,4502,524,447-0.30%
2321O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE2,513,3182,685,755-6.40%
2428AAA GOING PLACES2,450,5402,366,1983.60%
2522VIA MAGAZINE*2,435,9042,676,644-9.00%
  TOTAL TOP 25138,299,996139,597,914-0.90%
2626REDBOOK2,412,8822,384,1021.20%
2727GLAMOUR2,371,9862,379,573-0.30%
2887AAA LIVING±2,167,8001,007,291115.20%
2932PARENTS2,049,1002,022,9321.30%
3030SMITHSONIAN2,048,3222,046,4990.10%
3129SEVENTEEN2,034,4622,129,622-4.50%
3233U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT2,028,1672,018,4030.50%
3331PARENTING1,972,5952,027,818-2.70%
3434MONEY1,968,2111,945,9171.10%
3535MARTHA STEWART LIVING1,950,4821,907,2312.30%
3636GAME INFORMER MAGAZINE1,934,8591,846,6314.80%
3739REAL SIMPLE1,900,6761,765,4327.70%
3838ESPN THE MAGAZINE1,876,1361,791,2194.70%
3937ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY1,803,7931,810,562-0.40%
4016HOME & AWAY±1,801,4413,317,597-45.70%
4140IN STYLE1,783,2351,754,4751.60%
4241FAMILYFUN1,781,4511,737,9202.50%
4344MEN'S HEALTH1,774,5581,692,2824.90%
4446COOKING LIGHT1,732,0011,671,8523.60%
4542COUNTRY LIVING1,723,7401,731,490-0.40%
4647ENDLESS VACATION1,716,2131,654,6393.70%
4760US WEEKLY1,668,1351,413,08718.00%
4848SHAPE1,655,3301,618,0602.30%
4950GOLF DIGEST1,582,7701,577,5240.30%
5049WOMAN'S WORLD1,575,2141,584,244-0.60%
  TOTAL TOP 50185,613,550186,434,310-0.40%
5143VFW MAGAZINE*1,561,2571,700,463-8.20%
5254FIELD & STREAM1,538,0181,518,9421.30%
5353TEEN PEOPLE1,525,4091,536,394-0.70%
5452FITNESS1,506,0021,541,371-2.30%
5545EBONY1,486,1201,681,183-11.60%
5656POPULAR SCIENCE1,468,3861,468,3740.00%
5751FIRST FOR WOMEN1,461,6571,555,765-6.00%
5858SUNSET1,458,6281,456,4180.20%
5970STAR MAGAZINE1,428,7671,240,05815.20%
6059GOLF MAGAZINE1,421,0141,417,7510.20%
61143TEEN VOGUE1,410,609583,596141.70%
6263SELF1,410,4761,360,3083.70%
6361COSMO GIRL!1,383,4681,373,0280.80%
6464AMERICAN RIFLEMAN1,374,9701,346,7432.10%
6555HEALTH1,368,1621,470,716-7.00%
6662CAR AND DRIVER1,354,1461,363,611-0.70%
6766STUFF1,333,7681,280,6444.10%
6865BON APPETIT1,325,4751,318,1090.60%
6968ROLLING STONE1,309,1171,267,1103.30%
7069COUNTRY HOME1,286,2391,266,2661.60%
7173FHM (FOR HIM MAGAZINE)1,277,5111,219,6654.70%
7267VOGUE1,260,3161,268,623-0.70%
7376WEIGHT WATCHERS1,255,6341,144,3379.70%
7457NATIONAL ENQUIRER1,239,2111,466,489-15.50%
7574SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD*1,238,9831,202,8283.00%
  TOTAL TOP 75220,296,887220,483,098-0.10%
7672BOYS' LIFE1,220,7741,224,106-0.30%
7771POPULAR MECHANICS1,216,2681,236,494-1.60%
7875VANITY FAIR1,172,7341,150,0722.00%
7977FAMILY HANDYMAN1,150,7701,139,6391.00%
80105IN TOUCH WEEKLY1,150,735887,93729.60%
8178MOTOR TREND1,119,8031,127,739-0.70%
8290MORE1,085,681992,7579.40%
8388LUCKY1,066,4081,003,5846.30%
8480ESSENCE1,060,6131,060,5000.00%
8582ALLURE1,060,0991,023,8663.50%
8679ELLE1,054,4471,060,578-0.60%
8784NEW YORKER1,053,0191,011,0844.10%
8881SCOUTING1,020,4661,038,660-1.80%
8986HOME1,016,0431,007,7440.80%
9089AMERICAN HUNTER988,817997,459-0.90%
9191BUSINESSWEEK986,549982,7900.40%
9295GOURMET981,221971,6761.00%
9392TRADITIONAL HOME978,892975,0240.40%
9493THIS OLD HOUSE968,603972,456-0.40%
9594TRAVEL + LEISURE968,175972,259-0.40%
9696MARIE CLAIRE960,900948,7261.30%
9799JET956,909927,4023.20%
9897OUTDOOR LIFE949,447943,0550.70%
99101MIDWEST LIVING947,888912,8473.80%
100100FORBES926,581924,9080.20%
  TOTAL TOP 100246,358,726245,976,4510.20%

* denotes first half figures only.
** denotes second half figures only.
*** In August 2004, National Geographic began to report their International circulation separately. This number represents domestic circulation on a going forward basis.
± In March 2005, Home & Away and Michigan Living were united under the new name AAA Living.
Sources: Averages calculated by the MPA from Audit Bureau of Circulations statements for the first and second six months of each year. Domestic titles audited by ABC; annuals, international editions and comics have been excluded. Totals may not add exactly, due to rounding of averaged numbers.