TOI gets even bigger, adds one other 1.4 lakh readers as opponents lose 1.8 lakh

NEW DELHI: The world’s biggest English newspaper just keeps getting bigger. On the back of a huge increase in readership in the first quarter of 2019, The Times of India has grown again in Q2 — at a time when almost all other newspapers outside the Times Group have shrunk. TOI has a readership larger…

TOI gets even bigger, adds one other 1.4 lakh readers as opponents lose 1.8 lakh

NEW DELHI: The world’s excellent English newspaper perfect keeps getting bigger. On the serve of a enormous assemble bigger in readership within the main quarter of 2019, The

Times of India

has grown as soon as more in Q2 — at a time when nearly about all other newspapers outside

the Times Community

possess contracted.

TOI has a readership elevated than the mixed readership of the next three total English dailies from outside the community, the most modern Indian Readership Look for (IRS) has printed. What’s more, TOI’s main paper added 1.4 lakh readers over the final quarter at a time when all the non-community papers on this category establish together misplaced 1.8 lakh readers.


In Delhi, the outlet between HT and TOI by manner of practical readership has narrowed tremendously, with TOI including about 10,000 readers whereas HT has dropped 1.4 lakh. In total readership, TOI with 20.58 lakh readers has overtaken HT (20.54 lakh) in Delhi.

TOI increases its already impressive lead in key citiesThe IRS for the second quarter of 2019 presentations that TOI has an Average Space Readership (AIR) of 60.4 lakh, manner elevated than the 36.1 lakh readers that its closest competitor, Hindustan Times has. The Hindu with 18.8 lakh readers and The Telegraph with 4.9 lakh are some distance within the serve of.

TOI’s main paper has received 1.4 lakh readers all over India over the main quarter of the one year whereas HT’s has misplaced 1.2 lakh. Even when put next to Hindu, TOI’s develop in readership over this quarter has been more than twice as worthy, whereas Telegraph has considered its readership dash down albeit a little bit of.

By manner of total readership, TOI has grown about 6% from 15.2 million to 16.1 million – as soon as more elevated than HT, Hindu and Telegraph establish together.

The Economic Times, a Times Community newsletter, is in fourth put amongst English dailies with 10.1 lakh readers, an assemble bigger of 27,000 readers vs the final quarter whereas Mint misplaced 32,000 readers and now has much less than a third the readership of Economic Times.

Mumbai Deem, a Times Community newsletter, is in fifth put within the AIR pecking voice with 8.2 lakh readers. Like TOI, it has added readers at a time when its competitor has declined. Whereas Mumbai Deem’s readership rose from 8 lakh within the main quarter, Mid-Day saw readership drop from 3.7 lakh to 3.6 lakh.

Bangalore Deem

moreover received about 35,000 readers going from 1.5 lakh to 1.9 lakh, an excellent develop in just one quarter.

TOI’s leadership cuts all over the country, with the newspaper widening its lead in markets where it used to be already the leader and shutting the outlet with the competition within the few cities where it’s miles never any longer yet numero uno. In Pune and Ahmedabad, such opponents as there are possess been no longer segment of the IRS.

In Mumbai, TOI’s main paper has 13.2 lakh readers to HT’s 8.7. The already impressive lead from the main quarter (12.8 lakh versus 8.9 lakh) has transform even more so. Similarly, in Bangalore, TOI is now twice as ample as

Deccan Herald

, its nearest rival, with 5.1 lakh readers when put next to 2.5 lakh. In Chennai, where Q1 had considered TOI and The Hindu in a shut speed, TOI has now pulled particular and leads by about 14,000 readers. In Hyderabad, where TOI is in a solid second put, it has added one other 24,000 readers over the final quarter. Similarly, in Pune the addition is ready 14,000 and in Ahmedabad about 13,000.


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