LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2004 – The Los Angeles Times showed an increase in average daily circulation for the period ended March 31, 2004, according to figures filed with the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). For Monday-Saturday, average daily circulation was 983,727, an increase of 4,178, or 0.4 percent, compared with the prior year.
Sunday circulation was 1,392,672, a decline of 3,372, or 0.2 percent, compared with the prior year. The nearly five-month-long supermarket strike in Los Angeles negatively affected Sunday sales.
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