Critically acclaimed two-part drama The Moorside, starring Sheridan Smith, was the most popular show of the month. Its first half was the most-requested programme in February with almost 2.5 million requests, while the second was the next most popular with almost 2 million requests.
Tom Hardy’s Taboo and Apple Tree Yard each placed four episodes in the Top 20.
The reboot of the US slave trade drama Roots and alternative history drama SS-GB also featured.
Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and daytime, said: “BBC iPlayer’s popularity continues to grow as the appetite for high quality unmissable drama reached a record high in February with almost 10 million requests a day. New titles The Moorside and Roots joined Taboo and Apple Tree Yard as viewers continue to come to iPlayer to discover great stories at any time of the day or night.”
277 million requests were made in February, down from January’s all time high of 304 million.