Monday, November 30, 2009

Comic Cuts: Charts w/e 21 November

Charts for week ending 21 November 2009. Please note that figures are very approximate. Last week's position (where known) in brackets.

Top 20 Annuals
1 (1) Beano Annual (approx. 18,500)
2 (3) Hannah Montana Annual (approx. 14,750)
3 (6) The Official Doctor Who Annual (approx. 14,500)
4 (2) Peppa Pig: The Official Annual (approx. 14,250)
5 (4) Ben 10 Alien Force Annual (approx. 13,400)
6 (5) Top Gear Annual (approx. 12,750)
7 (7) Horrid Henry's Annual (approx. 11,800)
8 (8) WWE Annual (approx. 10,500)
9 (9) High School Musical Annual (approx. 10,250)
10 Broons Annual (unknown, under 9,000 hereon)
11 Disney Princess Annual (unknown)
12 Star Wars Annual (unknown)
13 Dandy Annual (unknown)
14 The X Factor Annual (unknown)
15 Thomas and Friends Annual (unknown)
16 Robert Pattinson Annual: Beyond Twilight (unknown)
17 Clone Wars Annual (unknown)
18 Pokemon Annual (unknown)
19 Shoot Annual (unknown)
20 In the Night Garden Annual (unknown)

It's interesting to note that The Beano is selling as well as ever. I've just dug out some figures for November 2006 and in the first two weeks of the month sales were 26,375. In the same period this year, sales have been approximately 28,400. The big disappointment must be The Official Doctor Who Annual, which, in 2006, sold 44,580 and this year is lagging behind at around 19,350. That said, I don't know whether the figures are skewed: Nielsen Bookscan covers sales in bookshops, but when Amazon can offer all their annuals for under £4 (and free postage), compared to an average selling price in shops of around £4.35, maybe more people are taking the online option.

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