Dec 19, 2017
AARP The Magazine Has the Highest Readership of All U.S. Magazines, MRI Finds

WASHINGTON, DCAARP reacted today to new survey findings from GfK MRI that AARP The Magazine (ATM) is officially America’s most-read magazine. ATM, AARP’s monthly magazine and flagship publication, continues to serve as a primary source of information and entertainment for people age 50-plus – with a readership of 38.3 million – the largest of any magazine in the U.S., according to data from market research firm GfK MRI.

In less than 10 years, ATM has moved from America’s fourth most-read magazine to No. 1, while increasing readership by 5.1 million. According to the latest MRI data, two-thirds (66%) of ATM readers read four out of four issues, a figure that has remained steady in 10+ years of measurement.

“We are honored for AARP The Magazine to be recognized by MRI as America’s most-read magazine and look forward to ATM continuing to deliver strong value for readers and advertisers alike,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.

Following AARP The Magazine in readership numbers are People, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic, The Costco Connection, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, Time, Sports Illustrated and Southern Living, according to MRI.  

Every month, ATM delivers high quality content via three versions of the magazine, each geared to a different demographic – one for readers age 50 to 59, one for those 60 to 69, and one for those 70-plus.  ATM includes health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews.  AARP has published its magazine for members since its founding in 1958.

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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

For further information: Paola Torres, AARP, 202-434-2555,