List of newspapers in India by readership
According to the Registrar of Newspapers for India, there are 1,10,851 registered publication in India as of 31 March 2016. This is a list of the newspapers in India by readership according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2019.
Readership vs Circulation
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.
Note: The details specified on this page may not be up to date.
List of newspapers
|Newspaper||Language||City|| Average Issue Readership 
2019 (in millions)
|Hindi||Various cities and states||20.258||Jagran Prakashan Ltd.|
|Hindi||Various cities and states||15.395||D B Corp Ltd.|
|Hindi||Various cities and states||14.746||Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. (part of HT Media Ltd)|
|Hindi||Various cities and states||10.183||Amar Ujala Publications Ltd.|
|Malayalam||10 cities in Kerala and in Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Bahrain||9.758||Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.|
|Hindi||Various cities and states||7.543||Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.|
|Telugu||Various cities and states||6.727||Ramoji Group|
|Tamil||In Tamil Nadu and in various cities including Bangalore, Pondicherry, Mumbai and Dubai||6.572||Founded by S. P. Adithanar|
|Malayalam||10 Cities in Kerala and in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi||6.443||The Mathrubhumi Group|
|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.|
|Gujarati||7 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai and New York City||4.477||Lok Prakashan Ltd.|
|Hindi||Various cities in Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal||3.439||Neutral Publishing House Ltd.|
|14||Ananda Bazar Patrika
|Bengali||West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India||3.436||Ananda Publishers|
|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.|
|Marathi||Various cities in Maharashtra||3.092||Sakal Media Group|
|Hindi||Various cities in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh||3.038||Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.|
|Telugu||Various cities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh||2.988||Jagati Publications Ltd.|
|Tamil||Various cities in Tamil Nadu||2.886||Dinamalar Publications Ltd.|
- Office of the Registrar of the newspapers for India website
- "Circulation vs readership". The basics of sellign newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- "MRUC" (PDF).
- "Indian Readership Survey 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2016.