Panini is celebrating its highest ever ABC figure for Doctor Who Magazine, reaching a total of 36,151 in the release period July to December 2013.
While the consumer magazine market has recorded a year on year drop of 6.3 per cent, the magazine’s figures indicate close to 26 per cent increase on the same period last year.
The magazine has been produced for 34 years.
Circulation manager, Katie Wilkinson, said: "It has been a fantastic year for Doctor Who. At a time when many magazines are struggling to maintain their circulation figures, it is really exciting to be able to post great growth in sales both on the news stand and in subscription.:"
Tom Spilsbury, editor of Doctor Who Magazine, said: "Doctor Who Magazine has been running non-stop for more than 34 years. with the general downturn in sales across the magazine industry it’s extraordinary to see that DWM has just recorded its highest circulation figures since 1980.
"The 50th anniversary edition – DWM 467 – ended up selling more than 50,000 copies, and had to be reprinted to try to meet demand.
"The six month average figure for the magazine is an incredible 36,151 copies, which is also the best average figure for more than 33 years.
"Thank you to all or our loyal readers who have stuck with us over the years, as well as to all the new readers who have joined us more recently."