Latest iPlayer request stats sees tablet & PCs draw level

BBC iPlayer saw a record 320 million TV and radio requests in March, up 18 per cent year on year and breaking the previous high of 315 million requests set in January this year.

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 of all requests to TV programmes on BBC iPlayer, accounting for 115 million requests.

The Top Gear Burma Special proved very popular, with a total of 6.1m requests for part one and part two. Other popular shows included The Voice UK and Outnumbered. The Life And Death Row series proved a big hit for BBC Three on BBC iPlayer last month with 1.2 million requests for episode one. Sport Relief also did well, with episode one generating over 1 million requests

Top radio programmes were dominated by sports coverage. However, the new series of The News Quiz was also popular, alongside the Radio 1 and Radio 2 Breakfast Shows


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