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St. Petersburg Times' Sunday circulation gains No. 2 among major U.S. metro newspapers

The St. Petersburg Times stood out as one of the country's top-performing major metropolitan newspapers in figures released Tuesday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

The Times posted the second-biggest circulation gain in Sunday distribution among the country's 25 largest newspapers in the six-month period that ended Sept. 30. The 6.6 percent increase was second only to the Orange County Register, based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Daily circulation at the Times fell 1.4 percent. Only one major paper performed better, the Portland Oregonian, which gained less than 1 percent.

The Times ranked as 16th-largest paper in Sunday circulation and 23rd-largest in daily circulation, the only Florida newspaper in the top 25 for either category.

CIRCULATION FIGURES

Florida newspapers

NewspaperDaily*Sunday
St. Petersburg Times240,024403,229
Orlando Sentinel171,418286,982
South Florida Sun-Sentinel147,860224,763
Miami Herald**160,505209,116
Tampa Tribune125,867254,782
Palm Beach Post95,620123,488
Florida Times-Union 99,280159,312

Other prominent U.S. newspapers

NewspaperDaily*Sunday
Wall Street Journal2.1Mn/a
USA Today1.78Mn/a
New York Times1.15M1.65M
Los Angeles Times572,998905,920
Washington Post507,465846,019

* Average daily circulation Monday through Friday.

** Does not include El Nuevo Herald

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations

St. Petersburg Times' Sunday circulation gains No. 2 among major U.S. metro newspapers 11/01/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7:33am]
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