BBC iPlayer usage doubles in a year
The number of requests to view shows on the BBC’s iPlayer has doubled in the past year, as the service breaks new viewing records.
More than 120 million videos were viewed using the service last month, up from 61.5 million in the same month last year, with January representing the service’s third consecutive record-breaking month.
Weekly figures also show a steady rise in viewings, which are split approximately 60/40 between men and women, according to the BBC. The last week of January alone saw more than 22 million requests for material online.
The broadcaster also revealed that Jeremy Clarkson’s car rants propelled Top Gear to the top of the iPlayer charts, with one episode bringing in more than 1.1 million requests on the website and its TV on-demand services.
The show was closely followed by Doctor Who, Gavin and Stacey and comedy panel show Mock the Week.