BBC iPlayer usage remains stable

BBC iPlayerThe BBC has reporeted that there were 257 million BBC iPlayer requests in May equalling that of April.

The trend of requests across PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV remains consistent with previous month.

The average daily requests remained strong at just under 8 million, and weekly requests were steady on 53 million.

There was a record 76 million requests for radio programmes – continuing the trend of listening to BBC radio programmes via BBC iPlayer

BBC Radio 4 comedy including The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and sport coverage including rugby and cricket, were most popular for BBC iPlayer radio listening as usual. Content from BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend (24-26 May) also appeared in the top 20.

Doctor Who, The Apprentice and The Voice dominated the top 10 TV episodes for May, with Waterloo Road and Russell Howard’s Good News following closely behind.