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Article consists of table listing 50 magazines average paid circulation in 1992, % change from the previous year.
Top spot belongs to Modern Maturity with circulation of 22,879,886, up 1.9% from 1991.
TOP 50 MAGAZINES IN PAID CIRCULATION
1992 Rank Magazine Average Total Paid % Change vs. 1991
1 Modern Maturity 22,879,886 1.9
2 Reader's Digest 16,258,476 -0.1
3 TV Guide 14,498,341 -3.7
4 National Geographic 9,708,254 -1.0
5 Better Homes & Gardens 8,002,585 0.0
6 The Cable Guide 5,889,947 15.3
7 Family Circle 5,283,660 4.3
8 Good Housekeeping 5,139,355 -1.0
9 Ladies' Home Journal 5,041,143 -0.5
10 Woman's Day 4,810,445 4.1
11 McCall's 4,704,772 -7.2
12 Time 4,203,991 3.2
13 People Weekly 3,506,816 3.7
14 Sports Illustrated 3,432,044 4.1
15 Playboy 3,402,630 -4.1
16 National Enquirer 3,401,263 -9.5
17 Redbook 3,395,029 -12.1
18 Newsweek 3,240,131 0.5
19 Prevention 3,234,901 1.0
20 AAA World 3,107,468 11.0
21 American Legion 2,953,941 0.6
22 Star 2,931,305 -5.5
23 Cosmopolitan 2,705,224 -1.3
24 Auto Club News 2,540,275 2.7
25 Southern Living 2,374,530 0.6
26 US News & World Report 2,307,569 3.1
27 Smithsonian 2,211,552 3.3
28 Money 2,146,410 11.0
29 Glamour 2,083,849 0.1
30 VFW Magazine 2,062,914 0.0
31 NEA Today 2,059,728 1.2
32 Field & Stream 2,007,234 0.2
33 Seventeen 1,915,426 3.4
34 Country Living 1,839,363 0.0
35 Popular Science 1,812,019 -1.4
36 Ebony 1,791,536 -2.3
37 Life 1,777,087 -2.1
38 Parents Magazine 1,749,322 -0.2
39 Popular Mechanics 1,642,081 0.2
40 Outdoor Life 1,502,542 0.0
41 American Rifleman 1,485,190 14.6
42 Sunset 1,452,086 -2.6
43 Golf Digest 1,421,883 0.0
44 Self 1,408,975 17.3
45 Soap Opera Digest 1,396,346 -3.5
46 Elks Magazine 1,383,318 -4.1
47 YM 1,340,415 31.6
48 American Hunter 1,329,124 12.8
49 New Woman 1,313,181 -2.7
50 Boys' Life 1,284,193 2.5
Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, BPA International Figures are averages for six months ended 12-31-92
Copyright Adweek L.P. (1993)