Peter Kay’s Car Share was the most-requested show with Line of Duty and Doctor Who also performing well.
Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and daytime, said: “BBC iPlayer is up 23 per cent compared to April last year and it’s easy to see why with the fantastic range of series available such as Peter Kay’s Car Share and the gripping Line of Duty. The experience for viewers just gets better and better so that now when you sign-in you will benefit from personal recommendations and the ability to change device and seamlessly pick-up a programme where you left it.”
Four-part comedy series Peter Kay’s Car Share was the month’s most popular programme, with all four episodes in the top five rankings and all episodes achieving over 2m requests each.
The new series of Line of Duty saw five of its six episodes in the top ten ranking, while there were more than one million requests for the Doctor’s first episode back, The Pilot.