Radio 1's scores are on the up as Greg replaces Grimmy

Greg James took over from Nick Grimshaw on the Radio 1 breakfast present final month, and it appears like Grimmy left mornings on a excessive.

The newest RAJAR figures launched right this moment (October 25) cowl three months' listenership up till September 16, so given Greg formally began on August 20, it is exhausting to say precisely how he is doing up to now.

But Grimmy's final couple months and Greg's first few weeks resulted in some good numbers for the station. Three months in the past, the breakfast present averaged 5.37m listeners every week, and now that is as much as 5.44m – additionally a 465,000 enhance on final yr.

And in even higher information for Radio 1, which fell to its second-lowest scores ever final time with 9.2m weekly listeners, its general common is again as much as 9.6m. This rises to 10.56m when these aged 10 and over are included. That stated, R1's numbers had been barely higher this time final yr.

Radio 2's breakfast DJ Chris Evans, who's off to Virgin Radio in December and will likely be changed by Zoe Ball, clearly selected a superb time to depart as he is slipped to his lowest scores in six years.

Three months in the past, Evans averaged 9.04m every week, and he is now down to eight.82m. This time final yr, he was heard by 9.35m, in order that's fairly a drop within the final 12 months.

Radio 2 has additionally suffered a fall. It's now received a weekly viewers of 14.64m – down from 14.93m a number of months in the past and 15.36m in 2017.

But Radio X's Chris Moyles, who introduced the Radio 1 breakfast present from 2004 to 2012, is celebrating report scores on the industrial rock station. He's managed so as to add almost 100,000 listeners up to now yr, now reaching 921,000 every week throughout the UK.

Radio X has additionally achieved a report excessive for the seventh consecutive quarter, now heard by a weekly viewers of 1.7m.

In London, Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast is now the town's most listened-to industrial breakfast present with 930,000 tuning in – forward of Kiss's Rickie, Melvin & Charlie who common 900,000.

Capital can be again to being London's largest industrial station general, knocking Kiss off the highest spot with a weekly viewers of two.10m. Kiss now has 1.95m.

And lastly, BBC 6 Music's scores are again up barely from 2.4m to 2.5m every week – its second-highest ever attain.