The latest Roy Morgan magazine readership results are mixed for food magazine publishers.  Of the 10 titles with monthly sales of more than 100,000, four recorded gains.  The consistent standout performers are Recipes+ (+28.2%), Gourmet Traveller Wine (+27.0%) and Donna Hay (+3.1%).
This season of MasterChef  TV has had a lukewarm reception and the significant readership decline of MasterChef Magazine continues (-14.7%), Delicious (-17.6%) is another magazine in double digit decline.

Men’s Lifestyle readership figures continues to depressing: FHM (-33.3%) GQ (-20.8%), and Zoo Weekly (-15.5%).

On a more positive note, gaming magazine, Game Informer records readership increase of +70.7%, responsible for most of the +4.0% growth in the Computing, Gaming & Info Tech mags category.

Food Magazines with over 100,000 Readership

Jun 2012

% Change


Australian Good Food   3107.3
Australian Gourmet Traveller300-3.8
Australian Traveller Wine11327.0
Donna Hay3623.1
Feast (from Oct 11)133n/a
MasterChef Magazine480-14.7
Super Food Ideas886-6.3
Woolworths Good Taste604-3.2

Full listing of all magazines here, courtesy of AdNews.