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BBC buys more copies of the Mail on Sunday than any other weekly, figures show

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BBC buys more copies of the Mail on Sunday than any other weekly, figures show

  • Figures show that the broadcaster bought 5,433 copies of the MoS every week
  • Our sister newspaper, the Daily Mail, was the second most bought daily newspaper
  • The newspaper has overtaken the Sunday Times as the most bought Sunday newspaper

The Mail on Sunday’s reputation for setting the national agenda – both political and social – has made us the must-read weekend newspaper for BBC staff.

The latest figures show that the state broadcaster bought 5,433 copies of the MoS weekly, making it the Corporation’s most-purchased Sunday newspaper.

Data from a Freedom of Information request shows that the MoS has caught up with The Sunday Times, whose price will rise to £3.50 next week.

The latest figures show that the state broadcaster has 5,433 copies of the MoS . has bought

The Sunday Times was the BBC staff’s favorite Sunday reading (6,476 copies a week, compared to the MoS’s 6,053), but the latest numbers show the broadsheet has fallen to second place at 5,393 copies.

Our sister newspaper, the Daily Mail, was the second most bought daily newspaper, with 40,670 copies a day – just behind The Times (43,743 copies).

The numbers are surprising given the apparent left-wing bias of the BBC’s news teams.

The data includes newspapers bought by BBC offices across the country for the year to the end of March and includes copies bought for news and current affairs teams.

Last night a BBC source said the newspapers were ordered locally rather than centrally by top executives in London.

The MoS, the London Press Club’s Sunday newspaper of the year, is Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper — with nearly 741,000 copies a week, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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