Thursday 8 December 2016

Readership of the Irish Independent grows

Published 14/08/2015 | 02:30

Readership of the Irish Independent has grown once again
Readership of the Irish Independent has grown once again

Readership of the Irish Independent has grown once again, placing Ireland's biggest quality daily newspaper head and shoulders above our competition.

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Securing our unique and undisputed position as the country's best-read daily newspaper, the readership of the Irish Independent at 688,000 is more than the combined readership of our two quality daily rivals, The Irish Times and Irish Examiner.

The latest Joint National Readership Survey (JNRS) results show the Irish Independent experienced strong growth since the 2014 report with adult readership up by 12,000 readers, up 2pc, and Dublin readership up by 25,000 readers, up 16pc.

The immense strength of the Irish Independent is supported by the fact it has 375,000 loyal readers.

Critically, the Irish Independent is the number one newspaper in the daily market across key audience sectors with 382,000 ABC1 readers, 359,000 male readers and 329,000 female readers.

We remain the number one daily newspaper for main shoppers in Ireland, reaching 388,000 readers.

Independent News & Media (INM) titles continue to dominate the Irish news market, reaching a combined audience of 2.4 million readers every week across our print and digital offerings, making INM the largest media group in Ireland.

The figures showed 82pc of the population are reading news titles in print or online. Over 2 million read or accessed a printed or online daily newspaper title yesterday alone.

Each of the four publications within the INM Group are leaders in their respective markets.

The 'Sunday Independent' remains Ireland's most widely read newspaper, topping both Sunday and daily markets with readership now reaching 921,000 readers weekly.

The 'Sunday World', Ireland's number one in the popular Sunday market reaches 660,000 readers nationwide; reaching more than the double the readership of its nearest competitor.

'The Herald' is the number one print title for Dubliners with 225,000 readers.

INM Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae said: "The figures prove once again the connection our papers and sites have with the Irish people at home and in the case of Independent.ie, abroad too. Every week 2.4 million people turn to us for trusted and authoritative journalism, opinion and analysis."

Weekend magazine remains in pole position as Ireland's No 1 magazine in the daily market with 486,000 readers.

Health & Living, Ireland's best-read health publication, reaches 435,000 weekly: more than double the readership of its nearest competitor.

Farming - published every Tuesday - is read by 206,000 adults nationwide, more than double the readership of its nearest competitor.

Seachtain, the Irish-language magazine, reaches an audience of 98,000 readers nationwide.

A special thank you to all our readers and advertisers for your continued support.

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