21/05/2015 09:43 BST | Updated 21/05/2015 12:59 BST

Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show Records Lowest Listener Figure Yet

Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show has slumped to its lowest ever audience since the DJ took over from Chris Moyles in 2012, marking a 12-year low for the breakfast slot.


The DJ’s Breakfast Show attracted an average of 5.5 million listeners in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Rajar figures released today.

Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1

The last time the show recorded such low figures was during the last three months of Sara Cox’s reign as host in 2003.

However, the figures confirm that Grimmy’s show is now reaching a more youthful audience, after the DJ was tasked with drawing in younger listeners when he first began hosting the 6.30-10am weekday slot.

Overall, Radio 1 lost nearly one million listeners in the first three months of this year, with 9.7 million people tuning into the station a week. 10.5 million people tuned in during the equivalent period last year.

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