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St. Pete Times 13th largest Sunday newspaper, top Florida paper in new circulation figures

The St. Petersburg Times rose one notch to become the nation's 13th largest Sunday newspaper in circulation figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

But because the bureau has changed how it counts circulation figures with this release, it is discouraging press from comparing this set of circulation figures to the numbers released six months ago or earlier.

Jeff Harrington has a good piece on our website breaking down the numbers for the Times, which had an average Sunday circulation total at 429,048 for the six months ending March 31; daily circulation ranked 18th nationally, with average daily circulation at 292,441.

It's also worth noting that, between the Times and the Tampa Tribune, the highest and third highest ranked Sunday newspaper circulations are in the Tampa Bay area. Seems like folks around here still like their newspapers.

Harrington says of the new counting method, which eliminates the category of total paid circulation: "ABC is reporting a new top-line number called total average circulation. That average number includes any purchased copies plus branded editions of any paper that may have a different name but are labeled to include the word "edition." The number does not include third-party copies and copies distributed to schools and employees."

The Poynter Institute, the school for journalists which owns the Times, also has a column explaining the change in counting methods by the ABC. Now that you're even more confused, here's the numbers for some other Florida papers:

Tampa Tribune: 262,218 Sundays, 164,568 daily.

Sarasota Herald Tribune: 106,127 Sundays, 83,085 daily.

Miami Herald: 217,163 Sunday, 173,555 daily.

Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale): 253,247 Sundays, 174,641 daily.

Orlando Sentinel: 287,845 Sunday, 187,841 daily.

Click below to see the list of top 25 newspapers in Sunday and daily circulation:

TOP 25 DAILY NEWSPAPERS (with total average circulation)

1. Wall Street Journal; 2,117,796

2. USA Today; 1,829,099

3. New York Times; 916,911

4. Los Angeles Times; 605,243

5. San Jose Mercury News; 577,665

6. Washington Post; 550,821

7. New York Daily News; 530,924

8. New York Post; 522,874

9. Chicago Tribune; 437,205

10. Chicago Sun-Times; 419,409

11. Dallas Morning News; 404,951

12. Houston Chronicle; 364,724

13. Philadephia Inquirer; 343,710

14. Arizona Republic; 337,170

15. Denver Post; 324,970

16. Newsday; 298,759

17. Star Tribune; 296,605

18. St. Petersburg Times; 292,441

19. Oregonian; 260,248

20. Cleveland Plain Dealer; 254,372

21. Seattle Times; 253,742

22. Detroit Free Press; 246,169

23. San Francisco Chronicle; 235,350

24. Newark Star Ledger; 229,255

25. Boston Globe; 219,214

TOP 25 U.S. SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS (with total average circulation)

1. New York Times; 1,339,462

2. Los Angeles Times; 948,889

3. Washington Post; 852,861

4. Chicago Tribune; 780,601

5. San Jose Mercury News; 636,999

6. Detroit Free Press; 614,226

7. Houston Chronicle; 587,984

8. New York Daily News; 584,658

9. Denver Post; 519,838

10. Star Tribune; 516,134

11. Arizona Republic; 511,764

12. Philadelphia Inquirer; 488,287

13. St. Petersburg Times; 429,048

14. Chicago Sun-Times; 421,453

15. Cleveland Plain Dealer; 403,001

16. Atlanta Journal-Constitution; 391,815

17. Dallas Morning News; 375,100

18. Newsday; 362,221

19. St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 360,450;

20. Boston Globe; 356,652

21. New York Post; 355,784

22. Seattle Times; 346,991

23. Baltimore Sun; 343,552

24. Newark Star-Ledger; 337,416;

25. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; 333,999

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