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Radio 1 sees audience low

Written by Daniel Kirby on 19th May 2016

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RAJAR, the official body responsible for measuring radio audience figures in the UK released their latest figures today.

Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 show has seen its lowest audience figures since he took over from Chris Moyles in 2012 with an average weekly reach of 5.4 million over the first quarter of the year.

Chris Moyles himself has also seen a major dip in his London audience for his breakfast show on Radio X.

Radio 2 however has seen an increase in its audience figures, and remains by far the most popular station in the country with an impressive 15.5 million listeners. The RAJAR figures also show all-time highs for Jeremy Vine, Dermot O'Leary and Ken Bruce.

Chris Evans has also seen an increase in his listening figures as his highly anticiated Top Gear debut approaches.

Elsewhere The Archers has recorded a drop in its audience, despite a well-publicised domestic abuse storyline that has revived interest in the Radio 4 show.