BBC iPlayer gets 261m requests

The BBC have announced that iPlayer has seen 261m requests this October—up 23% on October last year, with 199m TV requests – the third highest figure ever recorded.

Mobile and tablet requests increased to a new high of 37% of total requests, and are almost in line with computers which reached 39%.

The autumn schedule continued to prove popular in October. Bad Education and Some Girls—the first BBC Three comedies to be premiered on iPlayer—topped the list for the month along with episode nine of The Great British Bake Off. The Wrong Mans, Atlantis and Waterloo Road were also popular.

October saw an average of 7.8m daily requests, with weekly requests peaking in the first week of the month and the last week of the month at 57m.

BBC also announced that iPlayer is used for TV at roughly the same time of day as linear TV viewing, although there is proportionally more daytime and late-peak use. For radio, BBC iPlayer is used far more in daytime than traditional radio listening, which peaks at breakfast-time.

DTG Staff  |  02.12.2013

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