What America Reads…

I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. 

Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message”  and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

While there are constantly articles about the decline of traditional print media, there are still some publications that have tremendous reach and impact. 

Thanks to Brian for sharing and to Burrelles Luce for the information.  Enjoy perusing the lists. (Maybe this blog will make the Top 25 next year)

Top 100 U.S. Daily Newspapers

Rank     Newspaper                          Daily                      Sunday:

1 – USA Today                                      2,113,725           N/A
2 – The Wall Street Journal                   2,082,189              N/A
3 – The New York Times                       1,039,031           1,451,233
4 – Los Angeles Times                            723,181           1,019,388
5 – The Washington Post                         665,383              868,965
7 – New York Post                                    558,140             357, 168
8 – Chicago Tribune                                 501,202              858,256
9 – The Houston Chronicle                      425,138              583,364
10 – The Arizona Republic                       389,701              516,562
11 – The Denver Post                               371,728              526,235
12 – Newsday (long Island, NY)               368,164              426,510
13 – The Dallas Morning News                 331,907              474,923
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14 – Star Tribune (Minneapolis)               320,076              497,678
15 – Chicago Sun-Times                           312,141              254,379
16 – San Francisco Chronicle                   312,118              354,752
17 – The Boston Globe                              302,638              466,665
18 – The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)           291,630              393,352
19 – Detroit Free Press                             290,730              585,022
20 – The Philadelphia Inquirer                 288,298              550,400
21 – The Star-Ledger (Newark)                287,082              404,903
22 – St. Petersburg Times                        283,093              413,929
23 – The Oregonian (Portland)                 268,512              325,816
24 – The Atlanta Journal-Const.              261,828              462,011
25 – The San Diego Union-Tribune          261,253              330,848
26 – The Sacramento Bee                         248,855                 N/A
27 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch                    238,400              415,815
28 – The Kansas City Star                        234,667              333,006
29 – The Indianapolis Star                        231,361              311,322
30 – The Orange County Register            230,877              300,273
31 – San Jose Mercury News                    227,119              244,661
32 – The Sun (Baltimore, MD)                   210,098              351,243
33 – Pittsburg Post-Gazette                     209,477              319,987
34 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel               203,240              361,355
35 – The Seattle Times                              203,175              376,515
36 – The Miami Herald                               202,122              270,166
37 – Sun-Sentinel (FL)                               192,522              285,196
38 – The Columbus Dispatch                    195,510               332,052
39 – The Tampa Tribune                            195,277                  N/A
40 – San Antonio Express News               192,930              303,737
41 – The Commercial Appeal (TN)           192,631              229,441
42 – Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)            192,342              253,351
43 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram                 189,357              279,190
44 – The Cincinnati Enquirer                    188,956              273,433
45 – The Charlotte Observer                    187,633              244,494
46 – Contra Costa Times (CA)                185,669              194,445
47 – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette           180,314              269,879
48 – Las Vegas Review-Journal               175,429              194,918
49 – Omaha World-Herald                        174,548              205,759
50 – The Buffalo News                              173,925              252,240

The remainder of the list can be found here.  Source: Audit Bureau of circulations figures for six-month period ending 3/31/09

Blogs – English

1 – Huffington Post
2 – TechCrunch
3 – Engadget
4 – Boing Boing, boingboing.net
5 – Mashable!, mashable.com
6 – LifeHacker, lifehacker.com
7 – Gizmodo, gizmodo.com
8 – Ars-Technica, arstechnica.com
9 – Smashing Magazine, smashingmagazine.com
10 – Blogging Stocks, bloggingstocks.com
11 – Stuff White People Like, stuffwhitepeoplelike.com
12 – Official Google Blog, googleblog.blogspot.com
13 – Gadling, gadling.com
14 – TMZ, tmz.com
15 – ParentDish, parentdish.com
16 – ReadWriteWeb, readwriteweb.com
17 – Seth’s Blog, sethgodin.typepad.com
18 – Cinematical, cinematical.com
19 – PostSecret, postsecret.blogspot.com
20 – Gawker, gawker.com
The remainder of the list can be found here and here.

Source: Technorati

U.S. Consumer Magazines

Rank Magazine                   Paid & Verified Circulation

1 – AARP Bulletin                        24,500,078
2 – AARP The Magazine            24,349,637
3 – Reader’s Digest                         8,168,667
4 – Better Homes and Gardens  7,659,823
5 – National Geographic              5,060,377
6 – Good Housekeeping                4,684,811
7 – Woman’s Day                             3,920,867
8 – Family Circle                              3,914,927
9 – AAA Westways                          3,842,577
10 – Ladies Home Journal           3,840,645
11 – People                                          3,691,819
12 – Game Informer                        3,517,598
13 – Time                                             3,360,135
14 – Prevention                                3,339,616
15 – TV Guide (US)                          3,256,962
16- Sports Illustrated                     3,218,133
17 – Taste of Home                          3,202,493
18 – Cosmopolitan                           2,926,683
19 – Southern Living                       2,834,589
20 – AAA Via                                     2,807,830
The remainder of the list can be found here or here.

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