MCLEAN, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY remains number one in total daily print circulation in the United States, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation report. USA TODAY's daily print circulation was 1,808,631 for the period ending March 31, 2010.
USA TODAY's print circulation is more than 130,000 copies per day larger than its closest competitor, The Wall Street Journal, and more than 900,000 copies per day larger than The New York Times. USA TODAY is also the newspaper leader in single copy newsstand sales, selling more than 456,000 copies per day. Single copy newsstand sales reflect customers who actively seek out the newspaper each day and pay full newsstand price, and is widely considered the most valuable circulation by advertisers.
USA TODAY continues to see its content grow on multiple new platforms including electronic editions, mobile phones and the iPad. Electronic edition circulation has doubled over the last six months and grown more than 1,200% year over year. USA TODAY's mobile phone apps have more than 3.7 million downloads. The iPhone app has more than 2.7 million downloads. The Android app has more than 840,000 downloads. The iPad app, introduced less than a month ago, is the number one news app on the iPad with more than 218,000 downloads.
"We are proud to remain America's number one choice in a daily print newspaper. We are equally proud to see USA TODAY is able to maintain our print strength while also rapidly growing our reach on new platforms like the iPad," said Dave Hunke, president and publisher of USA TODAY.
USA TODAY was founded in 1982 with a mission to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its flagship newspaper and popular Web site, USA TODAY engages the national conversation and connects readers online through social media applications. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with a total average daily print circulation of more than 1.8 million, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper Web site which launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.1 million readers daily. The USA TODAY news and information brand also includes: USA TODAY Education, USA TODAY Mobile, and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
SOURCE USA TODAY