The Liverpool Echo’s new Sunday paper sold an average of 33,236 copies in its first two weeks of publication, ABC figures have revealed.

Trinity Mirror launched the Sunday Echo on January 19, moving the Echo to a seven-day operation.

The ABC figures relate to its first two editions, on January 19 and 26, and is less than half the circulation of the Echo’s Monday-to-Saturday paper.

However, the numbers are comparable with Trinity’s other city Sunday titles, including the Sunday Sun in Newcastle and the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham.

Comparing last month with the January to June 2013 period, Trinity’s regional papers across the North suffered another hefty year-on-year drop across the board.

The Newcastle Journal sank 10.91%, the Liverpool Echo was down 8.79% and the Manchester Evening News dropped by 5.23%.

The full figures are below:

Title Jan 14 Jan-Jun 13 % change
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 16,411 17,704 -7.30
Liverpool Echo 68,395 74,984 -8.79
Manchester Evening News 69,772 73,622 -5.23
Newcastle Chronicle 39,461 43,308 -8.88
North Wales Daily Post 27,021 28,331 -4.62
Sunday Echo 33,266
Sunday Sun 34,970 37,588 -6.96
Teesside Evening Gazette 29,866 33,013 -9.53
The Journal 18,597 20,875 -10.91