Télé 7 Jours

Télé 7 Jours
Categories television and celebrity
Frequency weekly
Circulation 1,225,642 (2014)
Publisher Hachette Filipacchi Médias
First issue 29 October 1944 (1944-10-29)
(as "Radio 44")
Country France
Language French
Website tele7.fr

Télé 7 Jours is a French weekly magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Médias in France. It publishes news and materials relating to French radio and television programming.

History and profile

Originally, the magazine was named "Radio 44" as it started publishing on 29 October 1944. The name would change ("Radio 45", "Radio 46", etc.) as the year of publication changed, until the year 1957, when it was renamed "Radio Télévision 57" and in 1959 was changed to "Télé 59". Its contents are basically coverage of television news and listings, cultural and lifestyle news and entertainment.

In 1960, Sofirad, the original owner, sold the magazine to Jean Prouvost, who named it "7 jours Télé 60" for a short period and then renamed it to the present "Télé 7 Jours" from 7 March 1960.

The magazine is published on a weekly basis.[1] Its circulation jumped to more than a million copies weekly in 1962 and 2 million by 1965 becoming the biggest circulation weekly in France.

In 1976, Hachette purchased the magazine.[2] The magazine remained the most read French magazine in the 1980s and 1990s reaching a circulation of 3.2 million weekly.

From 1985 to 2003, Télé 7 Jours organized a French television production award (similar in nature to the Emmy Awards) called the 7 d'Or.[2] From 1996 to 1999, Benjamin Cuq worked as reporter for Télé 7 Jours.


Télé 7 Jours had a circulation of 2,800,000 copies in 1974.[3] The circulation of the weekly was 2,606,000 copies in 1999.[4]

It was the sixth best-selling television magazine worldwide with a circulation of 2,371,000 copies during in 2001.[1] In 2005 its circulation dropped to 1,892,000 copies, but it was the best-selling magazine in France.[5]

The circulation of the magazine was 1,588,000 copies during the 2007-2008 period.[6] In 2010 the magazine had a circulation of 1,471,593 copies.[7] Its circulation was 1,225,642 copies in 2014.[8]


  1. 1 2 "Top 50 TV Guides worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazines. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. 1 2 Richard Aplin; Joseph Montchamp (27 January 2014). Dictionary of Contemporary France. Routledge. p. 454. ISBN 978-1-135-93646-4. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. Serge Berstein (13 March 2000). The Pompidou Years, 1969-1974. Cambridge University Press. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-521-58061-8. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. Nicholas Hewitt, ed. (11 September 2003). The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture. Cambridge University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-107-49447-3. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  5. "European Publishing Monitor. France" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  7. "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  8. "Presse Magazine". OJD. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
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