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FT’s global audience rises to 2.2m

The Financial Times now reaches 2.2 million people worldwide on a daily basis.  The latest Average Daily Global Audience (ADGA) figures announced today reveal that more people than ever are consuming FT content in print, online and through mobile devices.  The number of people accessing FT.com daily has surpassed 900,000, showing a 36 per cent year on year increase in online readers.  The FT has also seen a sharp rise in mobile users, with increases of 66 per cent on smart phones and 71 per cent on tablets in the last six months*.

The number of people who read FT content on two or more platforms every day has risen to over 300,000, or 14 per cent of the total audience.  FT research has shown that readers who consume content on more than one channel are more engaged in both the FT brand and advertisers’ messages (see FT.com/integrated).

ADGA uses a combination of sources including syndicated national and regional readership surveys, unique user and browser data, FT proprietary research based on large samples of the reader base as well as ABC circulation figures. The number is divided into channels as well as regions.  Duplicated consumption is removed to produce one global net audience figure, and this has been subject to independent assurance by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Anita Hague, Global Research Director at the Financial Times, said: “The latest ADGA figures show continued growth since the launch of the measurement model in 2009.  Increasingly, FT readers are comfortably moving between platforms to access our content offering them flexibility in how they receive our world-class journalism.  Equally, this means that advertisers who run a cross-channel campaign are maximising their reach and effectiveness amongst the FT’s premium, global audience.”

* This is the second time AGDA has included smartphone and tablet readership figures.

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For further information please contact:

Kristina Eriksson
Head of Communications, EMEA
T: +44 (0) 20 7 873 4447
E: kristina.eriksson@ft.com

Darcy Keller
Head of Communications in the Americas
& Global Press Office
T: (+1) 212 641 6614
E: darcy.keller@ft.com

Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications, Asia Pacific
T: (+852) 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 601,269 (Deloitte assured, 3 October 2011 to 1 January 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2011). FT.com has more than 4.3 million registered users and 267,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 22 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 319,757 (ABC, January 2012).

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