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).


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]

Circulation in thousands[2][3]
Newspaper 2014 2013 2012 Language
Dainik Jagran 16631 15527 16370 Hindi
Hindustan 14746 14246 12246 Hindi
Dainik Bhaskar 13830 12857 14416 Hindi
Malayala Manorama 8803 8565 9760 Malayalam
Daily Thanthi 8283 8156 7334 Tamil
Rajasthan Patrika 7905 7665 6837 Hindi
Amar Ujala 7808 7071 8434 Hindi
The Times of India 7590 7254 7615 English
Mathrubhumi 6020 6136 6334 Malayalam
Lokmat 5887 5601 7313 Marathi
geeturai weekly - - - Telugu
Anupama Women's Monthly Islamic Magazine - - - Telugu

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