Metro UK third best-read paper in 2009
Free UK daily Metro had 3,597,000 daily readers on average in 2009, and surpasses the Daily Mirror (3,425,000 readers). In 2008 the Mirror had 3,600,000 readers against 3,318,000 for Metro. The Mirror has been losing readers in the last four years; Metro is increasing its readership since launch.
The Sun is still the best-read UK paper with 7,761,000 readers although the paper is slightly losing readers since 2007 when it had 7,980,000 readers. The Daily Mail is second with 4,934,000 readers (down from 5,302,000 in 2006).
The Evening Standard more than doubled its readership (from 598,000 in 2008 to 1,394,000 in 2009) after it went free in 2009. It is now the 9th best-read paper after the Daily Star (1,577,000) but before The Guardian (1,147,000).
The Independent (671,000) and The Daily Telegraph (1,905,000) lost more than 10% of their readers since 2006. (click on graph for better view)