The Tribune bucked a nationwide trend, gaining 1.1 percent in circulation for the six months that ended Sept. 30, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported Monday.
Overall, daily newspaper circulation slipped 0.9 percent from the same period last year, according to an analysis of the Audit Bureau’s data by the Newspaper Association of America, an industry group.
Sunday circulation declined by 1.5 percent.
The group also said only one-third of the newspapers in the survey reported circulation gains.
Average daily circulation at Tribune papers rose 1.1 percent to 96,092.
Average daily circulation at the downtown Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, 413,268, fell 4.4 percent.
The figures of four newspapers — Newsday of New York’s Long Island, the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Sun-Times and Hoy, a Spanish-language newspaper in New York — were not included in the report released Monday as part of a penalty levied by the Audit Bureau.
Last month, The New York Times reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking information about circulation practices from six publicly traded newspaper companies, including Gannett, parent company of the Republic.
USA Today remained the largest-selling paper in the country with daily circulation of 2.3 million, up 2.8 percent from the comparable sixmonth period a year ago.
The Wall Street Journal, published by financial news provider Dow Jones & Co., remained No. 2 with 2.1 million, up 0.8 percent.