The Los Angeles Times has the fifth-highest circulation among U.S. newspapers, based on new numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
In the six months ended Sept. 30, the Times' average daily print and digital circulation was 572,998, down about 5% from 605,243 in the previous six-month period. The paper slipped from fourth place in the previous report by the nonprofit audit bureau.
In the just-released report, the Times' Sunday circulation of 905,920 copies was the third-highest, though down more than 4% from 948,889.
The circulation report put the Wall Street Journal at the top of U.S. newspapers, with a total average circulation of nearly 2.1 million. This was followed by USA Today with nearly 1.8 million, the New York Times with 1.1 million and the New York Daily News with nearly 606,000.