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NY Post Beats Daily News; Times Next?

The New York Post has passed the New York Daily News and the Washington Post to take fifth place in terms of circulation. Here’s a list of the top 25:

1. USA Today: 2,269509, (-1.3%)

2. The Wall Street Journal: 2,043235, (-1.9%)

3. The New York Times: 1,086,798, (-3.5%)

4. Los Angeles Times: 775,766, (-8.0%)

5. The New York Post: 704,011, 5.3%

6. Daily News: 693,382, 1.0%

7. The Washington Post: 656,297, (-3.3%)

8. Chicago Tribune: 576,132, (-1.7%)

9. Houston Chronicle: 508,097, (-3.6%)

10. Newsday: 413,579, (-4.9%)

11. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix: 397,294, (-2.5%)

12. The Boston Globe: 386,415, (-6.7%)

13. The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.: 378,100, (-5.5%)

14. San Francisco Chronicle: 373,805, (-5.3%)

15. The Star Tribune, Minneapolis: 358,887, (-4.1%)

16. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 350,157, (-3.4%)

17. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland: 336,939, (-0.6%)

18. The Philadelphia Inquirer: 330,622, (-7.5%)

19. Detroit Free Press: 328,628, (-3.6%)

20. The Oregonian, Portland: 310,803, (-6.8%)

21. The San Diego Union-Tribune: 304,334, (-3.1%)

22. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times: 288,676, (-3.2%)

23. The Orange County (Calif.) Register: 287,204, (-3.7%)

24. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 276,588, 0.6%

25. The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee: 273,609, (-5.4%)

The Post’s recent circulation gains are probably attributable to the Times’s decision to abandon its home market and focus on becoming a national paper, although that doesn’t explain why the Daily News’s gains are smaller. In any case, congrats to the Post.