The host’s new slot attracted a weekly audience of 1.05 million within the first three months of 2019.
He has additionally helped the digital radio station nearly treble its audience.
Virgin Radio was averaging round 480,000 listeners per week earlier than he joined. It now posts a weekly attain of 1.3 million.
It comes as rankings revealed Zoe Ball has maintained Evans’ outdated audience at simply over 9 million listeners a week on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show.
The presenter took over from Evans in January, making her the primary feminine breakfast present host within the station’s historical past.
From January to March, Ball had a median weekly audience of 9.05 million – nearly unchanged from the 9.07 million for Evans’s last three months.
Ball stated she was “supersized giddy” to have so many listeners.
Evans left his job on primetime Radio 2 present after 9 years to current a new breakfast programme on rival community Virgin.
The most recent figures confirmed he attracted a median weekly audience of simply over one million throughout his first three months on air throughout the three stations Virgin Radio, Virgin Anthems and Virgin Chilled.
Chris Evans stated: “Final yr, I stated I needed a new mountain to climb. And the view from the highest of the Information Tower is not half dangerous.
“However actually that is simply base camp. I am again in my religious house and loving each minute of it.”
Radio 2 underwent a variety of line-up adjustments initially of the yr, together with Sara Cox taking up the drive-time slot.
The station’s general common weekly audience for January to March was 15.4 million, in response to the audience analysis physique Rajar.
That is up barely on 14.9 million in October to December 2018 and unchanged on the identical interval a yr in the past.
BBC director of radio and training James Purnell praised the brand new breakfast line-up on Radio 2 and likewise 6 Music, the place Lauren Laverne took over from Shaun Keaveny in January.
He stated: “It has been an unbelievable workforce effort with our proficient presenters and their manufacturing groups hitting the bottom operating and bringing pleasure to tens of millions of listeners within the morning.
“It reveals but once more the significance of BBC radio within the each day lives of the 34 million individuals who tune in every week.
“This quarter we have additionally seen the best proportion of individuals listening to radio on digital platforms, together with on-line and on apps, as properly as elevated numbers within the UK listening to podcasts every week, and I am delighted listeners are discovering our much-loved content material nevertheless it fits them.”