BBC iPlayer enjoys record-breaking March
James R | On 29, Apr 2014
Following a strong start to the year, March was another record-breaking month for BBC iPlayer with 320 million requests across TV and radio, up on the previous high of 315 million set in January this year, and up an impressive 18 per cent year-on-year.
It was also a record for TV content on BBC iPlayer which generated 248 million requests last month, again up on the previous all-time high set in January (242 million).
Average daily requests dropped slightly in March from the record high in February, but remained above 10 million for the third consecutive month
For the first time ever, TV requests from tablets and PCs were on par, both constituting 29 per cent of all TV requests. Mobiles and tablets contributed almost half (42 per cent) of all requests to TV programmes on BBC iPlayer, accounting for 115 million requests.
The Top Gear Burma Special was the most requested TV programme, with a total of 6.1m requests for part 1 and part 2. The Voice accounted for the next most popular episode, followed by Outnumbered and Life and Death Row. Indeed, the latter series attracted 1.2 million requests for its first episode.