CHRIS Evans thanked fans this morning after Virgin Radio was named Britain’s most watched digital commercial station.
The DJ was celebrating as his show was also becoming the most popular digital breakfast program, telling listeners, “We can’t believe it but apparently it’s true.”
He explained: “Our bosses told us this morning that Virgin Radio is the most listened to commercial digital network in the country after only a year of our relaunch.
“That was our goal for the third year. We were also told that this show, the breakfast show here, is the most watched digital breakfast show, whether it’s commercial or not, BBC or other, UK.
“We can’t believe it but apparently it’s true – woo hoo! Thanks.”
The station shared the clip on its Instagram account, captioning the video: “A big THANK YOU to all of you! ❤️.”
Virgin Radio today posted a record set of results, reaching 1.53 million listeners, an increase of 8% from the previous quarter.
Chris’s breakfast show also had record audiences with hours of viewing soaring 25 percent to 5.6 million.
His Virgin Radio UK show is now officially the most watched breakfast show on digital radio, including BBC digital channels.
Chris said in a statement, “I’m ecstatic in just a year we’re No.1. Our plan is simple: Give it all we’ve got and have the most fun along the way.”
Virgin Radio Content Director Mike Cass added, “We have had an exceptional year and have seen huge gains throughout the programming.
“Our goal was to be the first commercial digital channel in two years and we are delighted to have achieved this goal in half the time.”
Meanwhile, Radio 2’s Breakfast Show has lost nearly a million listeners in the first year since Zoe Ball replaced Chris.