When it comes to combined daily print sales and digital readership – the Manchester Evening News is the top UK regional title.
It had a print circulation of 78,984 with a daily total web 'browsers' total of 99,042.
This combined print and online figure of 178,026 compares with a figure of just over 151,000 for both the Express and Star and the Liverpool Echo.
Press Gazette's combined table for the top ten print titles shows that in most cases (where figures are available) online growth is balancing print decline. The exceptions are the Glasgow Evening Times, where both print and online are down, and the Leicester Mercury which has seen relatively slow online readership growth of 4.6 per cent year on year.
Top ten regional dailies ranked by print sale with web figures were available (source ABC)
All percentages are change year on year
- Express & Star (West Midlands) : 100,244 , -11.4% ; Expressandstar.com : 51,147 , 26.2%
- Liverpool Echo : 80,762 , -5.5% ; www.liverpoolecho.co.uk : 70,670 , 11.9%
- Manchester Evening News : 78,984 , -13.2% ; manchestereveningnews.co.uk : 99,042 , 30.0%
- Aberdeen – Press & Journal : 68,659 , -3.4% ; N/A
- Dundee Courier & Advertiser : 56,243 , -9.3% ; N/A
- Belfast Telegraph : 53,847 , -9.2% ; N/A
- Shropshire Star : 49,751 , -10.5% ; Shropshirestar.com : 22,226 , 38.7%
- Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Evening Chronicle , : 49,199 -6.3% ; www.chroniclelive.co.uk : 35,063 , 23.5%
- Glasgow – Evening Times : 45,942 -12.3% ; eveningtimes.co.uk : 18,416 , -26.6%
- Leicester Mercury : 45,465 -11.1% ; thisisleicestershire : 27,967 , 4.6%