Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show has lost more than one million listeners in the last three months.

Industry body Rajar said Evans’ show had 8.48 million listeners a week, down from 9.53 million in the previous quarter.

This was, however, still higher than the new One Show co-host’s predecessor, Sir Terry Wogan.

Rajar reported strong figures throughout the radio industry, in particular BBC 6 Music, the station which was threatened with closure by BBC management. It recorded 1.19 milion listeners, doubling its audience from last year.

Tim Davie, director of BBC Audio & Music, told BBC Online: “This is another good set of figures for the radio industry.

“I’m delighted to see our speech networks attracting record audiences, fuelled by interest in the general election and illustrating the public’s enduring demand for high quality news, analysis and discussion on radio.”