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According to the Registrar of Newspapers for India, there are 1,10,851 registered publications in India as of 31 March 2016.[1] This is a list of the newspapers in India by readership according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q4 2019.

Readership versus circulation

Readership figures tend to estimate the number of people who actually read the news paper, vis a vis circulation figures that try to estimate the number of copies sold. Typically, readership tends to be 2.5 times circulation, though this may be higher or lower depending on individual cases.[2]

Note: The details specified on this page may not be up to date.

Methodology

These figures are compiled by Media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q4 2019.[3]

List of newspapers

Rank Newspaper Language City Average Issue Readership[4]
2019 (in millions)
Owner
1 Dainik Jagran Hindi Various cities and states 16.872 Jagran Prakashan Limited
2 Dainik Bhaskar Hindi Various cities and states 15.566 D B Corp Ltd.
3 Hindustan Hindi Various cities and states 13.213 HT Media
4 Amar Ujala Hindi Various cities and states 9.657 Amar Ujala Ltd.
5 Malayala Manorama Malayalam Various cities and states, Dubai and Bahrain 8.478 Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.
6 Dina Thanthi Tamil Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Mumbai and Dubai 7.379 Founded by S. P. Adithanar
7 Lokmat Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra and Goa 6.285 Lokmat Media Limited
8 Rajasthan Patrika Hindi Various cities in Rajasthan & Delhi 5.863 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
9 The Times of India English Various cities and states 5.560 The Times Group
10 Mathrubhumi Malayalam Kerala, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi 4.849 The Mathrubhumi Group
11 Eenadu Telugu Various cities and states 4.569 Ramoji Group
12 Sakal Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 4.101 Sakal Media Group
13 Gujarat Samachar Gujarati 7 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai and New York City 3.265 Lok Prakashan Ltd.
14 Sakshi Telugu Various cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 3.247 Jagati Publications Ltd.
15 Ananda Bazar Patrika Bengali West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India 3.032 Ananda Publishers
16 Dinamalar Tamil Various cities in Tamil Nadu 2.905 Dinamalar Publications Ltd.
17 Sandesh Gujarati 5 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai 2.884 The Sandesh Ltd.
18 Prabhat Khabar Hindi Various cities in Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal 2.872 Neutral Publishing House Ltd.
19 Bartaman Bengali West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India 2.750 Bartaman Pvt. Ltd
20 Divya Bhaskar Gujarati Various cities in Gujarat 2.679 D B Corp Ltd.
21 Pudhari Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 2.591 Pudhari Publications
22 Vijaya Karnataka Kannada Various cities in Karnataka 2.588 The Times Group
23 Dinakaran Tamil Various cities in Tamil Nadu 2.502 Sun Group
24 Punya Nagari Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 2.455 Punya Nagari Newsgroup
25 Prajavani Kannada Various cities in Karnataka 2.135 The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited
26 Deshabhimani Malayalam Various cities in Kerala 2.094 Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
27 Maharashtra Times Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 1.701 The Times Group
28 Andhra Jyothi Telugu Various cities in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh 1.628 Aamoda Publications Pvt. Limited
29 Punjab Kesari Hindi Various cities in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh 1.611 The Hindsamachar Ltd.
30 Hindustan Times English Various cities and states 1.543 HT Media

See also

References

  1. ^ Office of the Registrar of the newspapers for India Archived 6 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine website
  2. ^ "Circulation vs readership". The basics of selling newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ IRS 2019 Q4 Highlights Archived 2 November 2021 at the Wayback Machine