All five Johnston Press titles which made the switch from daily to weekly publication have seen dramatic increases in their sales figures.
The latest ABC figures show the Scarborough News posted the best circulation rise following the switch at 69pc, while the other four titles all had increases in sales of at least 39pc.
Johnston Press announced in April that five of its daily titles would go weekly in May as part of plans to relaunch all its newspapers by the end of the year.
The latest figures showed all the titles had significant falls in their average sales before the relaunches but saw large increases in their average sale per edition during June – the first month of weekly publishing.
At the Scarborough News, sales were at 9,914 when it was a daily, then its figure recorded for June was 16,736 – an increase of 69pc.
The Halifax Courier saw its sales increase by 51pc from 14,272 to 21,529, while the Peterborough Telegraph’s figures were up 44pc from 13,834 to 19,948 as a weekly.
At the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, there was a 51pc increase from 15,197 to 22,993, while at sister title the Northants Telegraph, circulation rose 39pc from 17,018 before the relaunch to 23,590 afterwards.
In June, JP chief executive Ashley Highfield said the five titles had an average 77pc increase in sales for the first few weeks after the daily-to-weekly switch.