Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 US newspaper

NEW YORK (AP) ? A media industry group says The Wall Street Journal remains the No. 1 newspaper in the U.S. with average weekday circulation of 2.1 million.

USA Today was second with 1.8 million, and The New York Times was third with 1.2 million on average from Monday to Friday. The Times had the highest circulation on Sundays with 1.6 million.

The figures released Tuesday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations cover the six months that ended on Sept. 30.

The numbers are not comparable with the figures from a year ago because of new rules governing what counts as circulation.

Compared with the October-March period, which had the same rules, the Times saw its circulation grow 25 percent.

Circulation at the Journal and USA Today dropped slightly.