The number of readers of Trinity Mirror’s English regional titles rose in May, despite an almost universal decline in print circulation.
The latest ABCe figures, published yesterday, reveal increases across the board in daily average unique browsers on the company’s websites in England which outweighed the decraeases in print sales.
The biggest month-on-month change in terms of website users in May came for the Teesside Gazette, which recorded an average of 100,883 unique daily browsers (a 26.2pc rise on April) despite print circulation falling to 25,228 (-1.2pc).
The Manchester Evening News, the only title to see an increase in circulation during the month, had the largest number of daily average unique browsers on its website overall at 620,275 (a 24.5pc increase).
However in Wales, the average number of users on Trinity Mirror’s Wales Online site – which incorporates its South Wales Echo, Western Mail and Wales on Sunday print titles – declined to 220,597 (-0.4pc).