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Old 04-22-2009, 08:56 AM
Location: Tennessee
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According to burrellsluce.com, these magazines are the top 10 in circulation (in order of highest to lowest circulation):

1 AARP Bulletin
2 AARP The Magazine
3 Readerís Digest
4 Better Homes and Gardens
5 National Geographic
6 Good Housekeeping
7 Womanís Day
8 Family Circle
9 AAA Westways
10 Ladies Home Journal

Are you surprised that no current events/politics/entertainment/sports/sex magazines crack the Top 10? I think I'd like to see a readership age breakdown.

According to the same source, these are the Top 10 newspapers in circulation:

1 USA Today
2 The Wall Street Journal
3 The New York Times
4 Los Angeles Times
5 Daily News - New York, NY
6 New York Post
7 Washington Post
8 Chicago Tribune
9 Houston Chronicle
10 The Arizona Republic - Phoenix, AZ

I suppose what jumped out at me here is that NYC has 4 newspapers in the Top 10. Given its population, I probably shouldn't be that surprised but with all of the talk about declining newspaper readers and papers going out of business, NYC is sustaining four of the Top 10. That 4 survive in the Top 10 surprises me.

The website also has info on Top Media outlets but since I only heard of 4 out of 25 of them, and have visited only 1 of them, I can't comment on those. Top Social networks are there, too, and I don't go to any of them. Maybe someone familiar with all or most of them can see a pattern.

If you would like to see the four lists and their circulation numbers/site rank:

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:38 PM
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Publications like the AARP and AAA ones come free with membership to the organizations I believe, so for those 3, it's not a surprise. I know my father gets those AARP mags and doesn't thumb through them, and I get the AAA mag and never look at it.

National Geographic sometimes hits on current event/politics.

Interesting lists.
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