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HT Media claims strong gains in all markets in IRS 2014

IRS 2014 revalidates that all HT Media publications have made strong progress in all their key markets over IRS 2013. With this, Hindustan has reaffirmed its position as the No 2 newspaper of the country and HT as the No 1 newspaper of Delhi NCR. HT further strengthened its position as the No 2 in Mumbai, and Mint as the No 2 among all Business papers.

HT further widens lead in Delhi over TOI. HT Mumbai becomes an even stronger No. 2

As per the latest round (2014) of the Indian Readership Survey released this week by the MRUC, Hindustan Times has continued to very strongly grow its readership in all markets, adding nearly 1.8 lakh daily readers [Average Issue Readership, or AIR] since IRS 2013.

In Delhi, Hindustan Times re-established itself as the dominant No 1 newspaper - for the fourteenth time in a row. HT also continues to be the most read newspaper of Delhi-NCR with more than 23 lakh daily readers, extending the lead over nearest competitor, TOI to nearly 6.5L. Of this, HT’s lead is 5.8 lakh over TOI among the educated and affluent readers [NCCS A] alone. Also, in Delhi NCR, more than 18 L readers read only HT and not TOI.

In Mumbai, HT has grown its readership significantly once again to 14.35 Lakhs, which is nearly two-thirds of the readership of TOI. It is now the unquestioned No. 2 daily in the city, ahead of Mumbai Mirror and DNA put together. What’s more, as many as nine lakh readers in Mumbai have opted to read HT and cannot be reached by TOI. Further, more than 70% of HT’s readers in Mumbai belong to the premium segment of NCCS A readers.

HT further strengthened its No 2 position in Punjab/Chandigarh by growing readership more than 32% to 2.1 Lakh.

Hindustan continues to grow in IRS 2014 to become stronger across markets

The IRS 2014 re-affirmed Hindustan as the second largest newspaper in the country with a readership of 1.47 Cr. Hindustan continues to be No.1 in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, and a strong No.2 in UP and Delhi. If we look at the 5 Hindi states together, Hindustan is the No.1 player with a readership of 1.46 Cr., ahead of Dainik Jagran with a readership of 1.39 Cr. and Amar Ujala with 67.3 Lakh.

In Bihar, Hindustan leads the #2 player, Dainik Jagran by 13.7 Lakh readers. In Jharkhand, it leads the # 2 player, Prabhat Khabar by 2.2 Lakh readers. In Uttarakhand, Hindustan leads the # 2 player, Dainik Jagran by nearly 1 L readers. In UP, Hindustan is the No 2 daily and leads the third player, Amar Ujala by 12.3 L readers.

The results are a reflection of Hindustan’s aggressive expansion in UP/Uttarakhand and its dominance in the states ofBihar and Jharkhand.

Hindustan is published by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd., a subsidiary of HT Media Ltd.

Mint consolidates its position as the second largest business daily in India - crosses the 3 Lakh reader mark

Mint, HT Media’s business daily, consolidated its No. 2 position among the leading business dailies in India, registering a 12% growth in readership. Mint has now crossed a new benchmark with over 3.04 lac readers across the country. The paper enjoys the most premium readership profile, with over 51% in the NCCS A1- and over 87% readers belonging to NCCS A – a reflection of its growing footprint among the premium audiences in India’s leading metros.

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