Vancouver readership soars: Up 24 per cent
Globe and Mail readership grows: Attracting more professionals, women and young adults
TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - NADbank today released new readership data from 2011 revealing that The Globe and Mail nationally attracted a combined average weekly readership of 3.3 million - with a 5 per cent increase in weekday readership and a 13 per cent increase in weekly online readership. The survey also reveals that in addition to growing its core audience of managers and professionals, the 2010 redesign of The Globe and Mail has promoted double digit growth among younger females.
According to NADbank, The Globe and Mail's weekday newspaper readership is up 5 per cent year-over-year to 992,000, including a 24 per cent increase in Vancouver, and 3 per cent in Toronto. Saturday readership is up 3 per cent to 1,101,000, with the most notable gain among younger females. The Globe showed substantial growth among this audience - up 23 per cent with 18-24 year old females, and up 34 per cent with 25-34 year old females. NADbank also revealed another significant jump for traffic at globeandmail.com, increasing by 13 per cent to 1,494,000 average weekly readers.
"The Globe and Mail continues to deliver quality journalism, ground-breaking content and creative design to attract and engage our readers," said Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail. "With consistent growth across all of our platforms, only The Globe and Mail can offer this quality and sought after audience to our advertisers. We set out to attract more women, younger readers and a broader geographic reach - and The Globe and Mail's strong readership numbers speak for themselves."
The research also shows that The Globe and Mail continues to increase its weekly combined print and online readership among a number of key demographic groups, including:
- Readers ages 25 to 54 up 4 per cent to 1.9 million
- Female readership 18 to 34 is up 7 per cent to 406,000
- University grads up 5 per cent to 1.96 million
- Managers and professionals up 5 per cent to 973,000
- Readers with a personal income over $100K+ up 4 per cent to 509,000
- Readers with a household income over $125K up 7 per cent to over 1 million
The 2011 NADbank Study includes national readership data from 2011 in 48 readership markets.
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians in its award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle. The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, was founded in 1844 and includes Report on Business, Canada's most influential business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper's online and mobile media hub. The Globe has received numerous journalism awards, including the international 2011 prize for General Excellence in Journalism from the Online News Association, nine Michener Awards for Public Service Journalism, and more National Newspaper Awards than any other newspaper in Canada. The Globe and Mail is 85% owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and Bell Canada (15%).
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