North West Tonight peaked at 780,000 on Friday, it's highest audience for 5 years. Would be interesting to see the reginoal figures more often - I know on the BBC the 6.30pm regional show usually get 5-6m quite easily, and I think from mumerings the last couple of days NWT gets around 500k, which seems to be a healthy chunk of the audience. Obviously the North West has Manchester and Liverpool and covers a wide area - not sure if it accounts for 10% of the population though.
P.S. Trivial but that's what we're generally here for - notice that social media seems to have dropped the BBC NW icon in favour of BBC North West.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.