Newspapers in India A Survey

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In India, FM Radio and the Internet are growing very fast and reading magazines and Newspapers are declining. Only a very few newspapers are having increasing readership. Cinema viewers are decreasing and TV viewers are increasing. A recent Indian Readership Survey/IRS R 2 has revealed the above facts.

According to the IRS R 2 survey:-

  • The following are the top 5 English newspapers in India in readership:-

1. Times of India is the No.1 English daily in India (133.4 lakh readership)
2. Hindustan Times (63.5 lakh)
3. The Hindu (52.8 lakh)
4. The Telegraph (29 lakh)
5. Deccan Chronicle (28 lakh)

  • The top Sports Magazine in India is “Cricket Samrat’
  • The following are the top 5 Hindi dailies in India:-

1. Dainik Jagran (557.4 lakh)
2. Dainik Bhaskar (305.8 lakh)
3. Amar Ujala (282.2 lakh)
4. Hindustan (235.3 lakh)
5. Rajasthan Patrika (131.9 lakh)

  • The following are the top regional newspapers in various states of India:-

1. Assam: Asomiya Pratidin (60.2 lakh)
2. Bengal: Anand Bazar Patrika (15.5 lakh)
3. Gujarati: Gujarat Samachar (84.7 lakh)
4. Karnataka: Vijay Karnataka (92.2 lakh)
5. Malayalam: Malayala Manorama (121.8 lakh)
6. Marathi: Lokmat (199.3 lakh)
7. Tamil: Daily Thanthi (205.6 lakh) .
8. Telugu: Eenadu (144.1 lakh)

  • The following are the top 5 English Magazines in India:-

1. India Today: 68.5 lakh
2. Readers Digest: 40 lakh
3. General Knowledge Today: 35.2 lakh
4. Competition Success Review: 26.8 lakh
5. Stardust: 19.2 lakh.

  • The following are the top 5 Hindi magazines:-

1. Saras Salil: 84.6 lakh.
2. India Today Hindi: 58.1 lakh
3. Meri Saheli: 54.5 lakh
4. Cricket Samrat: 47.9 lakh
5. Pratiyogita Darpan: 43.6 lakh.

  • The following are the top dailies in Delhi:-

1. Hindustan Times
2. Times of India
3. Economic Times.

  • The following are the top newspapers in Mumbai:-

1.Times of India
2.Mumbai Mirror
4.DNA
5.Hindustan Times
6.Economic Times

  • The following are the top 10 newspapers in India on average readership per issue:-

1. Dainik Jagran
2. Dainik Bhaskar
3. Hindustan
4. Malayala Manorama
5. Amar Ujala
6. Daily Thanthi
7. Eenadu
8. The Times of India
9. Anand Bazar Patrika
10. Rajasthan Patrika

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