The top six performing regional news websites are all owned by the same publisher, today’s ABC figures have revealed.
The sextet of Trinity Mirror sites all saw a rise of more than 60pc year-on-year in the number of daily unique average browsers for the period January to June 2015.
The Liverpool Echo’s website saw the largest increase at 90.1pc.
The sites of The Newcastle Chronicle at 87.5pc, Teesside Gazette at 79.5pc, Manchester Evening News at 74.8pc and Birmingham Mail at 71.6pc came next.
Wales Online at 61.6pc, which incorporates the South Wales Echo and Western Mail, completed the six.
Local World titles The Sentinel, Stoke, and the Bristol Post had the next best performing websites.
Overall, the Trinity Mirror network recorded the highest number of daily unique browsers with 2,069,527, though a year-on-year comparison was not published.
Of the publishers was which such data was available, the KM Group’s Kent Online network saw the biggest increase with a 59.5pc rise.
Newsquest sites saw a 35.5pc increase, while Local World at 35.1pc, Johnston Press at 21.3pc and the Midlands News Associaton at 14.8pc also saw rises.
Only five regional newspaper websites – The Peterborough Telegraph, The Herald, Yorkshire Post, Scotsman and Coventry Telegraph – saw decreases in the number of daily unique browsers.
Of these, the largest decreases were at The Scotsman and Coventry Telegraph, with declines of 33.5pc and 35.9pc respectively.
The full list of audience figures for regional publisher online platforms is as follows:
|Kent Online (KM Group) network||105,696||59.5|
|Local World Network||1,228,953||35.1|
|Midland News Association Network||164,511||14.8|
|Trinity Mirror Regional Network||2,069,527||N/A|
The full list of audience figures for newspaper online platforms is as follows:
|Manchester Evening News||573,342||74.8|
|The Sentinel, Stoke||70,171||50.7|
|Southern Daily Echo||81,636||46.4|
|The Northern Echo||63,936||45.6|
|Glasgow Evening Times||48,431||41.9|
|The Bolton News||50,249||40.5|
|The Star, Sheffield||62,317||38.7|
|South Wales Evening Post||56,433||38.6|
|Hull Daily Mail||85,727||37.9|
|Bradford Telegraph & Argus||61,588||36.2|
|Gloucester Citizen/Gloucestershire Echo||34,610||35.6|
|Lancashire Evening Post||28,356||30.5|
|The Argus, Brighton||51,086||27|
|The News, Portsmouth||44,919||17.4|
|Yorkshire Evening Post||69,901||13.6|
|Express & Star, Wolverhampton||119,683||12.7|
|The Press, York||44,244||11.3|
|The Gazette, Blackpool||30,563||3.5|
|The Herald, Glasgow||84,503||-3.7|