Thursday, February 15, 2007

Kerrang widens lead over NME

The plastic-goth Emo craze has helped Kerrang extend its lead over NME, to keep the title of the world's best selling rock weekly. NME lost just over 1.5% of its sales since the last circulation audit, while Kerrang added 12% over the course of 2006. These are the figures from the UK and the Republic of Ireland, so this audit period covers the short-lived Irish NME adventure.

Q maintains its position as the best-selling music title in the UK, but it has dumped nearly 17% of its readership since July to December 2005. Of the monthlies, Uncut had the best performance, aided by an overhaul in May 2005.

The sales chart in full:
Q 140,282
Mojo 114,183
The Fly 108,683
Uncut 93,678
Kerrang! 85,377
New Musical Express 73,008
Classic Rock 62,699
Metal Hammer 48,977
Playmusic - Pickup 23,080
Rock Sound 23,031
Hot Press 19,168
Playmusic 7,434