March 12, 2007

Circulation of Non-Traditional News Magazines – 1988 – 2006

The Atlantic The Economist Jet The New Yorker The Week
1988 464473 152124 792880 634647
1989 461074 172577 821052 605568
1990 463683 207033 969308 618138
1991 456923 216793 948854 617216
1992 468870 234544 898972 624118
1993 462608 249550 974128 767968
1994 465331 272366 950253 810256
1995 457858 275719 948263 824844
1996 452052 280980 934749 865819
1997 454035 293527 931263 784377
1998 456782 309303 921366 811712
1999 458907 325381 947458 832890
2000 524860 348155 946204 840498
2001 490961 412514 914715 853079
2002 527749 412754 885865 929839
2003 494067 436803 857034 948309 178498
2004 439137 485736 900545 995550 246425
2005 403636 569366 948694 1051000 366758
2006 404688 639205 901594 1067000 443952

While Time, Newsweek and U.S. News have struggled to keep readers, non-traditional news weeklies have thrived. The New Yorker, for instance, grew by nearly 200,000 copies between 1997 and 2004.