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) 2014.

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) 2014.[3]

List of newspapers[edit]

Newspaper Language City Average Issue Readership [4]
2014 (in millions)
1 Dainik Jagran

(दैनिक जागरण)

Hindi Various cities and states 16.631 Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
2 Hindustan Dainik
(हिन्दुस्तान दैनिक)
Hindi Various cities and states 14.746 Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. (part of HT Media Ltd)
3 Dainik Bhaskar

(दैनिक भास्कर)

Hindi Various cities and states 13.83 D B Corp Ltd.
4 Malayala Manorama
(മലയാള മനോരമ)
Malayalam 10 cities in Kerala and in Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Bahrain 8.803 Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.
5 Daily Thanthi
Tamil In Tamil Nadu and in various cities including Bangalore, Pondicherry, Mumbai and Dubai 8.283 Founded by S. P. Adithanar
6 Rajasthan Patrika
(राजस्थान पत्रिका)
Hindi Various cities and states 7.905 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
7 Amar Ujala
(अमर उजाला)
Hindi Various cities and states 7.808 Amar Ujala Publications Ltd.
8 The Times of India English Various cities and states 7.590 Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
9 Mathrubhumi
Malayalam 10 Cities in Kerala and in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi 6.020 The Mathrubhumi Group
10 Lokmat
Marathi Various cities of Maharashtra and Goa 5.887 Lokmat Media Limited
11 Ananda Bazar Patrika
(আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা)
Bengali West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India 5.653 Ananda Publishers
12 Eenadu
Telugu Various cities and states 5.608 Ramoji Group
13 Patrika
Hindi Various states 4.847 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
14 Gujarat Samachar
(ગુજરાત સમાચાર)
Gujarati 7 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai and New York City 4.642 Lok Prakashan Ltd.
15 Hindustan Times English Various cities and states 4.515 HT Media Ltd
16 Sakal
Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 4.007 Sakal Media Group
17 Sandesh
Gujarati 5 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai 3.849 The Sandesh Ltd.
18 Nava Bharat
(नव भारत)
Hindi Various cities in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh 3.722 Nava Bharat Press Ltd.
19 Sakshi
Telugu Various cities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 3.694 Jagati Publications Ltd.
20 Parichay Times
(परिचय टाइम्स)
Hindi Various cities and states 1.500 Parichay Publication 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 website".
  4. ^ "Indian Readership Survey 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2016.