By Nick TurchinowThe Washington PostSeptember 26, 2019 11:17:25The number of American adults reading the New York Times has soared to an all-time high as it moves past the previous high of about 1.6 million for the year.
The New York Post has surpassed its previous high in reading of more than 1.7 million in 2018, and it’s now surpassed the 2 million reading mark in 2019.
It’s also been one of the top ten newspapers in reading among adults 18-49 for the past year.
In 2017, more than 700,000 Americans read the Post daily.
The previous high was 1.9 million in 2019, and that was after a record-breaking year in 2017.
The New York City paper’s total circulation reached 1.8 million in 2017, which was more than double its previous peak of more that 1 million in 2016.
The Times is on track to reach 1.75 million total readers this year.
New York Times President Mark Thompson announced the new reading trends Thursday at a news conference in Washington.
The newspaper is a member of the United States News & World Report (USNSW), the nation’s oldest and largest newspaper industry.
“As a leader in delivering a daily news experience that is relevant, informed and entertaining, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is uniquely positioned to deliver its readers the information they need to make informed decisions, whether that’s about politics, the economy, the environment or more,” Thompson said.
“We’ve been building a strong editorial team and a world-class staff of journalists for more than three decades and we’ve seen tremendous growth.”
Read MoreIn 2017 alone, the Post’s total digital audience reached 2.1 million.
The Washington Post is now the top digital destination for the country, having reached a digital audience of more more than 3.4 million in 2020.
That was after the publication of a book on Donald Trump that topped the Amazon bestseller list for five weeks.
The Times is also seeing huge growth in its digital revenue, with digital revenue up 35 percent year-over-year in 2019 from the previous year, to $2.5 billion.
It also had $8.1 billion in digital revenue in 2020, and $9.1 in 2019 and $10.2 in 2018.
The paper’s audience on social media has also increased in recent years, reaching a peak of nearly 2 million on Instagram, which is one of many platforms the newspaper uses.
The platform also has more than 5 million followers on Facebook.