The Global Radio station registered 2.25 million listeners in the three months to 31 December, according to Rajar, up 3.4% on the previous quarter and 14.9% on the same period last year.
Performance was boosted by month-on-month and year-on-year gains for its flagship breakfast show as Johnny Vaughan takes his Rajar bow. , Vaughan who was replaced by Dave Berry last month, and co-presenter Lisa Snowdon posted 1.3 million listeners, up from 1.13 million in the previous quarter and 1.08 million a year earlier.
Bauer’s Magic 105.4 solidified second spot among the capital’s commercial stations with 2.16 million listeners, up 8.7% on the previous quarter and 5.7% on last year.
Global’s Heart fell back after third quarter gains, down 4.7% on quarter three but remaining in third spot. It did, however, register a 9.3% gain on the final quarter of 2010.
Sister station KISS FM bounced back after a disappointing third quarter, registering 1.87 million listeners, up 10% on the previous quarter and 2.9% on the year.