List of newspapers in India by readership

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According to the Registrar of Newspapers for India, there are 1,10,851 registered publication in India as of 31 March 2016.[1] This is a list of the newspapers in India by readership according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2019.

Readership vs Circulation[edit]

Readership figures tend to estimate the number of people who actually read the news paper, vis a vis circulation figures that try to estimate the number of copies sold. Typically, readership tends to be 2.5 times circulation, though this may be higher or lower depending on individual cases.[2]

Note: The details specified on this page may not be up to date.


These figures are compiled by Media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2019.[3]

List of newspapers[edit]

Newspaper Language City Average Issue Readership [4]
2019 (in millions)
1 Dainik Jagran

(दैनिक जागरण)

Hindi Various cities and states 20.258 Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
2 Dainik Bhaskar

(दैनिक भास्कर)

Hindi Various cities and states 15.395 D B Corp Ltd.
3 Hindustan Dainik
(हिन्दुस्तान दैनिक)
Hindi Various cities and states 14.746 Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. (part of HT Media Ltd)
4 Amar Ujala
(अमर उजाला)
Hindi Various cities and states 10.183 Amar Ujala Publications Ltd.
5 Malayala Manorama
(മലയാള മനോരമ)
Malayalam 10 cities in Kerala and in Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Bahrain 9.758 Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.
6 Rajasthan Patrika
(राजस्थान पत्रिका)
Hindi Various cities and states 7.543 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
7 Eenadu
Telugu Various cities and states 6.727 Ramoji Group
8 Dina Thanthi
Tamil In Tamil Nadu and in various cities including Bangalore, Pondicherry, Mumbai and Dubai 6.572 Founded by S. P. Adithanar
9 Mathrubhumi
Malayalam 10 Cities in Kerala and in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi 6.443 The Mathrubhumi Group
10 Lokmat
Marathi Various cities of Maharashtra and Goa 6.085 Lokmat Media Limited
11 The Times of India English Various cities and states 5.646 Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
12 Gujarat Samachar
(ગુજરાત સમાચાર)
Gujarati 7 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai and New York City 4.477 Lok Prakashan Ltd.
13 Prabhat Khabar
(प्रभात खबर)
Hindi Various cities in Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal 3.439 Neutral Publishing House Ltd.
14 Ananda Bazar Patrika
(আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা)
Bengali West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India 3.436 Ananda Publishers
15 Sandesh
Gujarati 5 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai 3.384 The Sandesh Ltd.
16 Punjab Kesari Hindi Various cities in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh 3.323 The Hindsamachar Ltd.
17 Sakal
Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 3.092 Sakal Media Group
18 Patrika
Hindi Various cities in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh 3.038 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
19 Sakshi
Telugu Various cities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 2.988 Jagati Publications Ltd.
20 Dinamalar
Tamil Various cities in Tamil Nadu 2.886 Dinamalar Publications Ltd.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Office of the Registrar of the newspapers for India website
  2. ^ "Circulation vs readership". The basics of sellign newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ "MRUC" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Indian Readership Survey 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2016.