Johnston Press scored a one-two in the latest web growth figures produced by ABC.
The Belfast News Letter and Peterborough Telegraph’s websites had the highest number of daily average unique browsers in the first six months of 2016, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.
Both sites were among a number to receive a makeover by JP in recent months.
However, the company did not top the overall regional publishers’ charts – with the independent KM Group claiming the highest growth between January and July.
The News Letter, pictured above, scored an average of 20,365 daily average UB, representing a 73.4pc year-on-year rise, while the Telegraph’s 31,998 meant a 69.1pc increase.
Trinity Mirror weekly the Southport Visiter came in third, while the sith-placed Glasgow Evening Times was the highest placed Newsquest website.
Of those reported, only four websites – The Scotsman, the Derby Telegraph, the Cambridge News and the Scunthorpe Telegraph – experienced a year-on-year daily average UB decrease.
The full list of audience figures for individual newspaper online platforms is as follows:
|Website||Daily average UB||Y-on-Ypc|
|Belfast News Letter||20,365||73.4|
|Wigan Evening Post||26,669||52.7|
|Glasgow Evening Times||73,207||51.2|
|Huddersfield Daily Examiner||66,281||38.4|
|Manchester Evening News||747,713||30.4|
|Express & Star, Wolverhampton||151,754||26.8|
|The Press, York||55,922||26.4|
|Bradford Telegraph & Argus||76,166||23.7|
|Eastern Daily Press||65,478||23.2|
|Hull Daily Mail||104,167||21.5|
|Lancashire Evening Post||34,021||20|
|The Sentinel, Stoke||83,520||19|
|The Star, Sheffield||73,248||17.5|
|Northampton Chronicle & Echo||36,116||16.5|
|North Wales Daily Post||81,423||15.4|
|The Herald, Glasgow||96,080||13.7|
|Local World Network (Web)||1,393,400||13.4|
|Teesside Evening Gazette||106,074||12.7|
|The News, Portsmouth||50,081||11.5|
|East Anglian Daily Times||23,264||10.6|
|Norwich Evening News||16,344||9.9|
|Chronicle Live, Newcastle||237,111||8.6|
|The Argus, Brighton||54,365||6.4|
|Yorkshire Evening Post||74,166||6.1|
|Edinburgh Evening News||61,123||5.7|
|Southern Daily Echo||84,877||4|
|South Wales Evening Post||58,212||3.2|
The full list of audience figures for regional publisher online networks is as follows:
|Publisher||Daily Average UB||Y-o-ypc|
|Kent Online (KM Group)||132,744||25.6|
|Midland News Association||203,153||23.5|
|Trinity Mirror Regionals||2,471,236||19.4|