BBC Radio 1 have lost a million listeners in the last year.

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw

The youth radio station hasn't seen such a dramatic drop in figures since 2003 and RAJAR - Radio Joint Audience Research - recorded that in the past three months they've had an average of 9.5 million people listening in compared to approximately 10.5 million in the same period for 2015.

However, BBC Radio 1 controller, Ben Cooper, isn't worried by the dramatic drop and insists it's only part of a much wider picture because their other platforms including Twitter and YouTube are doing well.

He said: "Our listeners should be seen alongside increases on our YouTube channel as it goes past one billion views and our growing social media platforms with 8.5 million users.

"To focus solely on RAJARS is similar to looking at how many newspapers have been sold without looking at their online presence or national influence."

Former 'The X Factor' judge Nick Grimshaw's show hasn't improved or dropped as he still has 5.4 million listeners per week.

Over at BBC Radio 2, Chris Evans hasn't been doing too badly with only a slight drop.

The former 'Top Gear' presenter's show has only moved from 9.40 million to 9.47 million.

And rivals Radio X, which have former BBC Radio 1 DJ, Chris Moyles, on air, have lost more viewers than when they rebranded the station.

RAJARS report finds that his weekly reach has gone from 776,000 to 694,000.