Two sister weeklies have topped the latest web growth charts produced by ABC.
The Whitehaven News and Workington Times & Star, which are both owned by the CN Group, had the highest number of daily average unique browsers in the first six months of 2017, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.
The News recorded a 162.7pc year-on-year rise in the metric, while the Times & Star scored a 143.1pc increase.
The Cambridge News had the biggest increase in readership of any regional daily newspaper’s website, and was followed in positions four and five in the table by Trinity Mirror sister titles Get Surrey and the Birmingham Mail.
TM headed the overall regional publishers’ charts, with its year-on-year readership rise of 98.9pc being followed by independent publishers the KM Group, at 42.4pc, and CN, at 23.5pc.
Some titles experienced a decline in daily average UB, including the websites of six Newsquest dailies – the Southern Daily Echo, Northern Echo, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Lancashire Telegraph, Glasgow daily The Herald and the Bolton News.
The full list of audience figures for individual newspaper online platforms is as follows:
|Title||Daily averag UB||Y-o-Y pc|
|Workington Times & Star||5,127||143.1|
|East Anglian Daily Times||39,205||68.5|
|North Wales Daily Post||130,604||60.4|
|The Mail, Barrow||22,409||50.8|
|Belfast News Letter||30,393||49.2|
|The Star, Sheffield||108,274||47.8|
|Yorkshire Evening Post||107,547||45|
|Carlisel News & Star||34,090||42.7|
|Edinburgh Evening News||87,103||42.5|
|Eastern Daily Press||90,364||38|
|Manchester Evening News||984,217||31.6|
|Huddersfield Daily Examiner||85,516||29|
|Hull Daily Mail||133,878||28.5|
|The Chronicle, Newcastle||297,527||25.5|
|Glasgow Evening Times||90,741||24|
|The Visiter, Southport||17,040||18.6|
|Norwich Evening News||19,235||17.7|
|The News, Portsmouth||58,728||17.3|
|The Sentinel, Stoke||96,115||15.1|
|The Gazette, Blackpool||36,959||11.7|
|The Argus, Brighton||56,508||3.9|
|South Wales Argus||47,119||2.2|
|The Press, York||55,957||0.1|
|Southern Daily Echo||83,673||-1.4|
|Bradford Telegraph & Argus||74,849||-1.7|
|The Herald, Glasgow||92,408||-3.8|
|Northampton Chronicle & Echo||32,136||-11|
|News Shopper, South London||36,151||-23.1|
The full list of audience figures for regional publisher online networks is as follows:
|Website||Daily average UB||Y-on-Y pc|