KERRANG! Falls Behind NME In U.K. Rock Weekly Sweepstakes

New Musical Express has reclaimed its crown from Kerrang! as the top-selling U.K. rock weekly publication, according to half-year figures published yesterday (August 14) by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. NME sold an average 72,443 copies per week in the period, up 0.5% on the first six months of last year. Kerrang! posted a 16.2% year-on-year decline to 70,316.

Stuart Williams, publishing director of Kerrang! told Guardian that the magazine had lost the floating readers who "bought the LINKIN PARK album and then the next day went and bought JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's."


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