BBC Radio 1′s Moyles loses listeners

Chris Moyles has continued to lose listeners to his BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, with new figures showing the presenter attracted a weekly average of 6.9 million people in the second quarter of this year.

This is down from the 7.1 million people who tuned in to his radio show in the first three months of this year and also down on the 7.4 million listeners who tuned in each week in the second quarter of last year.

Moyles, who will play Herod in the forthcoming arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, is leaving the show in September, when he will be replaced by Nick Grimshaw.

The figures have been released today by audience measuring body Rajar, which has also reported that Capital Radio remains the most popular station in London, with an average of 2 million listeners a week.

Magic is in second place, while Heart is in third, with 1.8 million people listening a week.

Chris Evans’ breakfast show on the BBC is the UK’s most popular morning show, with 9 million listeners a week.

However, this is down slightly from the 9.2 million he had in the first quarter.

Radio 2 remains the UK’s most popular network, with 14.5 million listeners a week.

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