A Scottish daily newspaper is bucking the trend of falling reader numbers by seeing a rise of 13pc, according to the latest estimate on readership figures.
Aberdeen-based title The Press and Journal saw its estimated readers rise from 175,000 to 197,000 in figures released by the National Readership Survey for the 12 months to December 2012.
It is the only regional title included in the survey to record an increase in readers of its printed product.
Figures for other titles saw readership for The Courier, Dundee, fall 25pc from 159,000 to 119,000 over the period, while the Yorkshire Post’s readers fell 17pc from 144,000 to 120,000.
The figures from the National Readership Survey are based on surveys with thousands of people and estimate the total number of readers of each title from that, differing from the Audit Bureau of Circulation figures which are based on a newspaper’s sales.
The latest figures from the NRS only show readers of the print product instead of combined print and digital data which the NRS publishes separately.
Of the Sunday titles covered by the survey, the Sunday Herald, Sunday Post and Sunday Mail all saw double-digit readership falls, of 17pc, 14pc and 13pc respectively.
The number of estimated readers, followed by the percentage increase or decrease, is shown below.
Aberdeen Press & Journal, 197,000 +13pc
Dundee Courier & Advertiser 119,000 -25pc
Daily Record 809,000 -8pc
The Herald 144,000 -6pc
Glasgow Evening Times 139,000 -7pc
The Scotsman 126,000 -8pc
Yorkshire Post 120,000 -17pc
Sunday Herald 111,000 -17pc
Sunday Mail 925,000 -13pc
The Sunday Post 726,000 -14pc
Scotland on Sunday 146,000 -8pc