readership

Readership is another way to talk about all the readers of a particular book or periodical. If your online magazine has a readership of five, and one of them is your mom, it's not a roaring success.

A newspaper, website, or author's readership is their audience — it's the group of people who regularly read their publication. The local zine writer might have a readership in the dozens, while the Harry Potter books have a vast readership, numbering in the millions. When newspapers and magazines started to lose their readerships, many turned their attention to online versions.

Definitions of readership
  1. noun
    the audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)
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    type of:
    audience
    the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
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