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This article was published on February 19, 2014


    BBC iPlayer sees its best month ever in January, with more than 315m programme requests

    BBC iPlayer sees its best month ever in January, with more than 315m programme requests Image by: Peter Macdiarmid
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    Last month we reported that tablets had trumped computers for the first time for BBC iPlayer. And going by the latest figures from the British broadcaster, the on-demand streaming service has enjoyed its best overall month ever.

    January saw more than 315 million TV and radio programme requests, equating to an average of 10.2 million per day. It seems the new series of Sherlock proved particularly popular, garnering north of 3.5 million requests alone.

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    With tablets and smartphones becoming increasingly ubiquitous, these represented 40% of all requests last month, translating into 127 million overall. That too was another iPlayer record.

    BBC iPlayer Performance Pack – January 2014