LBC Hits 2m Listeners A Week – A Quarter of Them For Nigel Farage
Radio station LBC has received a welcome boost from new Rajar figures which show that the London based station, owned by Global, hit two million listeners per week for the first time ever, gaining ground at the expense of the BBC.
Just under a quarter of those listeners tune in to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s show, which runs from 7-8pm each Monday-Thursday. The top rated show at the station was Nick Ferrari’s breakfast show with 1.2 million viewers but the stations bosses said that Mr. Farage’s figures were particularly impressive because his show is only one hour long, whilst all the shows with higher listening figures than his run for two hours.
The station also appears to have suffered no dip in listeners following the controversial decision to ditch presenter Katie Hopkins earlier this quarter following comments she made on air.
Westmonster Dave is the editor of alt-politics.com