Johnston Press fastest-growing regional group online

Johnston Press is the biggest regional press publisher online and also the fastest growing, according to figures released today.

Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield said this year that he wants the company to make 50 per cent of its money from digital by 2020.

In the first half of this year, Johnston Press attracted 560,721 web browsers a day to its network of websites according to ABC, up 29.3 per cent year on year.

Trinity Mirror was in second place with 538,152 (up 14.9 per cent year on year), followed by Newsquest on 499,292 (up 9.4 per cent) and then Northcliffe Digital Network on 347,319 (up 6.3 per cent).

The Scotsman was the biggest regional newspaper title online, attracting 105,959 browsers a day (flat year on year), followed by the Manchester Evening News on 99,042 (up 30 per cent) and then the Liverpool Echo on 70,670 (up 28.5 per cent).

While every regional daily lost print sales in the first half of 2012, 40 out out of the 55 titles which published audited web figures grew their numbers year on year.

Regional press web audience figures for the first half of 2012 (source ABC)

Figures quoted are 'unique browsers' and percentage change year on year

Iliffe News & Media Ltd

Iliffe News & Media (daily) 50,342 - ; 28.0%

(monthly) - 897,115 ; 34.3%

Cambridge News (daily) 22,560 - ; 32.5%

(monthly) - 369,605 ; 38.7%

Jobs Now (daily) 3,035 ; -7.3%

(monthly) 64,633 ; -4.6%

 

Johnston Press plc

Johnston Network (daily) 560,721 - ; 29.3%

(monthly) - 9,806,783 ; 28.4%

Blackpoolgazette.co.uk (daily) 18,030 - ; 14.2%

(monthly) - 254,397 ; 10.0%

Halifaxcourier.co.uk (daily) 9,804 - ; 14.6%

(monthly) - 133,791 ; 16.2%

LEP.co.uk (daily) 20,316 - ; 18.2%

(monthly) - 322,322 ; 13.6%

Peterboroughtoday.co.uk (daily) 13,036 - ; 10.0%

(monthly) - 205,744 ; 8.2%

Portsmouth.co.uk (daily) 28,360 - ; 48.4%

(monthly) - 384,267 ; 40.8%

Scotsman.com (daily) 105,959 ; 0.0%

(monthly) - 1,950,335 ; -1.2%

www.scotsman.com/jobs (daily) 4,076 - ; 3.4%

(monthly) - 92,663 ; 9.1%

Sunderlandecho.com (daily) 17,118 - ; 35.9%

(monthly) - 285,317 ; 44.8%

Thestar.co.uk (daily) 29,939 - ; 12.7%

(monthly) - 435,478 ; 6.6%

Yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk (daily) 36,997 - ; 46.8%

(monthly) - 554,604 ; 34.0%

Yorkshirepost.co.uk (daily) 21,340 - ; 38.7%

(monthly) - 463,738 ; 24.9%

www.jobstoday.co.uk (daily) 43,413 - ; -4.7%

(monthly) - 895,954 ; -4.9%

 

Kent Messenger Ltd

Kent Online (KM Group) network (daily) 23,933 - ; 33.3%

(monthly) - 451,185 ; 36.2%

 

The Midland News Association

Midland News Association Network (daily) 70,474 - ; 28.5%

(monthly) - 1,307,418 ; 33.8%

Expressandstar.com (daily) 51,147 ; 26.2%

(monthly) - 913,334 ; 33.5%

Shropshirestar.com (daily) 22,226 - ; 38.7%

(monthly) - 469,827 ; 41.8%

 

Newsquest Media Group

Newsquest Network (daily) 499,292 - ; 9.4%

(monthly) - 8,732,910 ; 2.4%

dailyecho.co.uk (daily) 30,437 - ; 17.4%

(monthly) - 481,725 ; 10.5%

eveningtimes.co.uk (daily) 18,416 - ; -26.6%

(monthly) - 297,155 ; -31.0%

heraldscotland.com (daily) 41,565 - ; -16.8%

(monthly) - 741,075 ; -27.5%

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk (daily) 24,754 - ; 11.4%

(monthly) - 428,360 ; 3.6%

newsshopper.co.uk (daily) 11,492 ; 10.9%

(monthly) - 233,122 ; 5.8%

Oxfordmail.co.uk (daily) 14,635 - ; 17.1%

(monthly) - 271,497 ; 15.6%

Swindonadvertiser.co.uk (daily) 16,219 - ; 8.2%

(monthly) - 245,674 ; -1.2%

theargus.co.uk (daily) 25,009 - ; 5.4%

(monthly) - 414,606 ; -0.6%

theboltonnews.co.uk (daily) 17,151 - ; 20.9%

(monthly) - 290,886 ; 15.2%

thenorthernecho.co.uk (daily) 23,110 - ; 26.9%

(monthly) - 456,844 ; 20.0%

thepress.co.uk (daily) 23,949 - ; 26.9%

(monthly) - 417,370 ; 17.5%

thetelegraphandargus.co.uk (daily) 25,470 - ; -5.6%

(monthly) - 425,807 ; 15.8%

 

Northcliffe Media Ltd

Northcliffe Digital Network (daily) 347,319 - ; 6.3%

(monthly) - 6,251,854 ; 19.9%

thisisbristol (daily) 25,681 ; -4.8%

(monthly) - 486,995 ; 3.4%

thisisderbyshire (daily) 23,279 - ; -6.9%

(monthly) - 389,482 ; 8.2%

thisisgloucestershire (daily) 22,080 - ; -9.1%

(monthly) - 391,135 ; -1.0%

thisisgrimsby (daily) 15,473 - ; 3.5%

(monthly) - 242,561 ; 14.9%

thisishull (daily) 32,438 - ; 10.5%

(monthly) - 504,527 ; 22.1%

thisisleicestershire (daily) 27,967 - ; 4.6%

(monthly) - 495,332 ; 15.4%

thisislincolnshire (daily) 12,290 - ; -11.8%

(monthly) - 222,088 ; -1.4%

thisisnottingham (daily) 28,991 ; -7.0%

(monthly) - 494,607 ; 0.9%

thisisplymouth (daily) 22,565 - ; -4.6%

(monthly) - 356,907 2.4%

thisisscunthorpe (daily) 7,121 - ; -16.9%

(monthly) - 119,048 ; -8.1%

thisissouthwales (daily) 16,688 - ; 20.2%

(monthly) - 322,404 ; 32.3%

thisisstaffordshire (daily) 25,264 - ; -6.8%

(monthly) - 467,159 ; -0.8%

 

Trinity International Holdings plc

Trinity Mirror Regional Network (daily) 538,152 - ; 14.9%

(monthly) - 10,033,127 ; 11.4%

www.birminghammail.net (daily) 39,469 - ; 24.8%

(monthly) - 777,929 ; 24.7%

www.chroniclelive.co.uk (daily) 35,063 - ; 23.5%

(monthly) - 608,470 ; 20.0%

www.coventrytelegraph.net (daily) 24,568 ; -3.0%

(monthly) - 546,681 ; -8.8%

www.dailypost.co.uk (daily) 15,686 - ; 23.3%

(monthly) - 341,200 ; 21.7%

www.gazettelive.co.uk (daily) 21,781 - ; 7.4%

(monthly) - 364,360 ; 1.4%

www.journallive.co.uk (daily) 15,693 - ; 10.2%

(monthly) - 323,213 ; 9.7%

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk (daily) 70,670 - ; 11.9%

(monthly) - 1,299,619 ; 12.1%

manchestereveningnews.co.uk (daily) 99,042 - ; 30.0%

(monthly) - 1,796,917 ; 30.7%

www.Walesonline.co.uk (daily) 54,819 ; 14.6%

(monthly) - 1,167,386 ; 10.9%

 

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