List of newspapers in India by readership

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This is a list of the newspapers in India by readership according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS).

Methodology[edit]

These figures are compiled by media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS). IRS 2013 data is based on sample survey and is modelled on internationally accepted annual sample spread. The IRS is the largest continuous readership research study in the world with an annual sample size exceeding 2.56 lakh respondents.

The methodology for IRS 2013 was criticized by 18 top media houses in India, including Jagran, Bhaskar, India Today, Ananda Bazar Patrika, Lokmat, Outlook, Daily News and Analysis (DNA), Sakshi, The Hindu, The Times of India, Amar Ujala, The Tribune, Bartaman Patrika, Aaj Samaj, The Statesman, Mid Day, Nai Duniya and Dinakaran. The media houses rubbished the IRS report for 2013, calling it badly flawed. They pointed out that there were major anamolies in the findings. For example, the Chennai-based Hindu Business Line had thrice as many readers in Manipur as in Chennai according to the IRS. There were wild swings in the readership data from the previous survey; e.g. every major newspaper in Andhra Pradesh had lost readers by 30% to 65%.[1]

List of newspapers[edit]

Newspaper Language City Daily Readership, IRS 2013[2]
(in million)
Daily Readership, IRS 2012[3]
(in million)
Owner
1 Dainik Jagran
(दैनिक जागरण)
Hindi Various cities and states 15.526 16.370 Owned by Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
2 Hindustan
(हिन्दुस्तान)
Hindi Various cities and states 14.245 12.246 Owned by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. which is owned by HT Media Ltd
3 Dainik Bhaskar
(दैनिक भास्कर)
Hindi Various cities and states 12.855 14.416 Owned by D B Corp Ltd.
4 Malayala Manorama
(മലയാള മനോരമ)
Malayalam 10 cities in Kerala, Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Bahrain 8.565 9.760 Owned by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.
5 Daily Thanthi
(தினத்தந்தி)
Tamil Various cities in Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Pondicherry and Mumbai. 8.156 7.334 Founded by S. P. Adithanar
6 Rajasthan Patrika Hindi Various cities and states 7.665 6.837 Owned by Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
7 Times of India English Various cities and states 7.253 7.615 Owned by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
9 Mathrubhumi
(മാതൃഭൂമി)
Malayalam 10 Cities in Kerala, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi 5.635 6.234 Owned by The Mathrubhumi Group
10 Lokmat Marathi Various cities of Maharashtra and Goa 5.601 7.313 Owned by Lokmat Media Limited
11 Ananda Bazar Patrika
(আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা)
Bengali All over West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and many other cities in India 5.515 5.750 Owned by Ananda Publishers
12 Amar Ujala Hindi Various cities and states 5.510 5.952
14 Eenadu
(ఈనాడు)
Telugu Various cities and states 4.631 5.234 Owned by Ramoji Group
15 Patrika Hindi Various states 4.628 2.068 Owned by Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
16 Gujarat Samachar
(ગુજરાત સમાચાર)
Gujarati Ahmedabad, Gujarat 4.339 5.114 Owned by Lok Prakashan Ltd.
17 Hindustan Times English Various cities and states 4.335 3.820 Owned by HT Media Ltd
18 Divya Bhaskar Gujarati Gujarat, Mumbai 3.770 - Owned by Owned by D B Corp Ltd.
19 Sandesh Gujarati Gujarat 3.724 - Owned by The Sandesh Ltd.
20 Daily Sakal
(सकाळ)
Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 3.707 4.469 Owned by Sakal Media Group
21 Hari Bhoomi Hindi Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh 2.757 - Owned by Hari Bhoomi group
22 Prabhat Khabar Hindi States of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha 2.718 2.859 Owned by Neutral Publishing House Ltd. (NPHL)
23 Punjab Kesari
(पंजाब केसरी)
Hindi States of Punjab, Haryana 2.291 3.323 Owned by Punjab Kesari Group
24 The Hindu English Various cities and states 1.473 2.164 Owned by Kasturi & Sons Ltd.
25 Sakshi
(సాక్షి)
Telugu Various cities and states 1.4530 Unknown Owned by Jagati Publications Ltd.
26 Mumbai Mirror English Various cities and states 1.084 0.819 Owned by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
27 The Telegraph English Various cities and states 0.937 1.265 Owned by Ananda Publishers
28 Economic Times English Various cities and states 0.722 0.735 Owned by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
29 Mid Day English Mumbai, Pune 0.500 - Owned by Mid Day Infomedia Limited, a subsidiary of Jagran Prakashan Limited
30 Deccan Herald English Karnataka, Delhi 0.458 - Owned by The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited
31 The Tribune English Various cities and states 0.453 0.671 Owned by Tribune Trust
32 Deccan Chronicle English Various cities 0.337 1.020 Owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.
33 Vijayavani Kannada Karnataka, GOA 3.605 3.605 Owned by VRL media pvt Ltd.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18 top media houses rubbish readership survey findings". The Times of India. 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Indian Readership Survey
    (IRS) 2013"
    . Retrieved 2014-05-09.
     
  3. ^ "Indian Readership Survey
    (IRS) 2012 Q4"
    . Retrieved 2014-05-09.