Global U.K. Radio Stations Break Records
October 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM (PT)
GLOBAL RADIO brands have been breaking records in the U.K.
GLOBAL, ASHLEY TABOR's U.K. broadcasting chain which earlier this year opened offices in L.A. under RANDY PHILLIPS (NET NEWS 2/20), has seen its HEART, CAPITAL, SMOOTH, CLASSIC FM and LBC formats climb in the ratings.
The AC-formatted HEART is U.K.'s largest commercial radio brand, achieving its highest-ever figures with more than 9.1 million people tuning in every week, up 284,000 this quarter.
The Top 40 CAPITAL scored its ratings high with more than 8 million people tuning in weekly. It's the #1 commercial station for hours/share (10.8m up from 9m last quarter) and share (5.1% up from 4.2% last quarter) beating all its commercial competitors and RADIO 1.
The New Age soul/jazz SMOOTH format had its biggest ratings, with more than 5.5 million listeners weekly. The new SMOOTH EXTRA attracts an additional 930,000 on digital radio.
The classical music CLASSIC FM now reaches 5.5m people (up 211,000 this quarter) every week.
The News/Talk LBC maintains its highest-ever reach with 1.5m listeners across the country.
Overall, GLOBAL scored its highest-ever totals, with 24 million peole tuning into one of their stations every week,representing 218 million hours.
DAVE BERRY and LISA SNOWDON continue their reign as LONDON's #1 commercial morning breakfast show with one million listeners, beating the competition by more than 200,000 listeners
Commented GLOBAL Founder/Executive President ASHLEY TABOR: “This is one of our best RAJARs to date, if not our best ever. With GLOBAL overall, and the HEART, CAPITAL and SMOOTH brands all achieving their highest-ever numbers, and CAPITAL once again the home of LONDON's #1 breakfast show, what more could you ask for! To say I’m incredibly proud of the team at GLOBAL today would be a huge understatement – these results are an indication of just how hard every GLOBALLER works to build radio brands that our listeners love and I’d like to thank them all sincerely today.”
Added Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting RICHARD PARK: "This is a great result for GLOBAL as we reach more listeners than ever before. It’s always pleasing to see strong growth from across the portfolio. While HEART and CAPITAL continue to be the UK’s most popular radio brands, I’m particularly delighted to see both CLASSIC FM and SMOOTH joining them by pulling in 5.5 million listeners each.”