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Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Shows Gains Listeners After Hitting Record Low

06/08/2015 15:10 BST | Updated 06/08/2015 15:59 BST

There’s good news for DJ Nick Grimshaw, whose Radio 1 breakfast show has gained listeners, after hitting an all-time low earlier this year.

Back in May, figures showed Grimmy’s show attracted an average of 5.5 million listeners a day, but that number has now risen by 343,000, according to Rajar figures.

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Radio 1’s sister station 1Xtra has also gained listeners, and the channels’ controller Ben Cooper has shared his joy, stating: "This is great news for Grimmy and 1Xtra, however RAJAR only tells part of the Radio 1 story as it continues to innovate in reaching new audiences for the BBC in different ways.

"I'm delighted that we are also averaging over one million requests a month on the Radio 1 iPlayer channel and over one million views a day on YouTube.

"Radio 1 will continue to bring new music, new presenters and new innovations to our young audience."

The DJ has had a busy few months, and during that time, he was announced as one of the new judges on ‘X Factor’.

Since being revealed as one of the show’s panellists, Grimmy’s new co-workers Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell and Rita Ora have all made appearances on his show.

Earlier this month, the initial round of ‘X Factor’ auditions was completed, along with the bootcamp stage, and the panel will reunite in September to film everyone’s favourite segment, ahem, the Six Chair Challenge.

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