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This is a list of the top newspapers in India by circulation. These figures include both print and digital subscriptions, are compiled by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The figures include normal print editions, branded print editions (e.g., regional editions or editions tailored for commuters), and digital subscriptions (e.g., for tablet computers or restricted-access).

Circulation figures try to estimate the number of copies sold, while readership figures are usually higher as they tend to estimate the number of people who actually read the newspaper. Typically, readership tends to be 2.5 times circulation, though this may be higher or lower depending on individual cases.[1][2]


Average Qualifying Sales[3]
S.No Newspaper Language Headquarters July-Dec 2022 Jan - Jun 2022 Owner Nameplate
1 Dainik Bhaskar Hindi Bhopal 3,566,617 875,259 DB Corp
2 Malayala Manorama Malayalam Kottayam 1,920,096 1,971,773 Malayala Manorama Company Limited
3 The Times of India English Mumbai 1,872,442 1,590,784 The Times Group
4 Amar Ujala Hindi Noida 1,744,512 1,845,983 Amar Ujala Ltd.
5 Hindustan Hindi New Delhi 1,666,724 1,572,352 HT Media
6 Rajasthan Patrika Hindi Jaipur 1,385,561 1,414,267 Patrika Group
7 Eenadu Telugu Hyderabad 1,351,956 1,223,862 Ramoji Group
8 Dainik Jagran Hindi Kanpur 1,277,605 2,667,808 Jagran Prakashan Limited
9 Dina Thanthi Tamil Chennai 1,137,041 1,131,279 Thanthi Trust
10 Mathrubhumi Malayalam Kozhikode 1,084,215 1,058,533 The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
11 Daily Sakal Marathi 1,064,721 - Sakal Media Group
12 Sakshi Telugu Hyderabad 1,002,585 951,292 Jagathi Publications Ltd.
13 Ananda Bazar Patrika Bengali Kolkata 800,675 802,289 ABP Group
14 Hindustan Times English 738,154 15,889 HT Media
15 Dinamalar Tamil Chennai 693,742 689,773 Family Ownership
16 Lokmat Marathi 692,768 - Lokmat Media Limited
17 Deshabhimani Malayalam Trivandrum 605,561 622,276 Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
18 Vijayavani Kannada Hubli 551,994 542,457 VRL Group
19 Divya Bhaskar Gujarati 511,871 - DB Corp
20 Vijay Karnataka Kannada Bengaluru 503,688 473,786 The Times Group
21 Pudhari Marathi 503,304 - Pudhari Publications
22 Bartaman Bengali 472,423 - Bartaman Pvt. Ltd.
23 Andhra Jyothi Telugu Hyderabad 386,797 375,611 Aamoda Publications Pvt. Ltd.
24 Prajavani Kannada Bengaluru 347,132 355,888 The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited
25 The Economic Times English Mumbai 269,882 262,114 The Times Group

See also


  1. ^ "Circulation vs readership". The basics of selling newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period Jul –Dec 2018" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Retrieved 28 July 2023.