According to the BBC the returning show was the most popular programme of the month, with the first episode seeing three million requests, and the four episodes shown in September seeing nine million requests in total.
Dan McGolpin, Controller of Programming and Daytime, says: “Fantastic content has driven a strong September for BBC iPlayer. We’ve had the return of brilliant shows like Doctor Foster and Strictly joined by superb new series like Strike and Rellik, all of which has made for a great start to the autumn season.”
Separate data from audience researchers Barb put the timeshifted audience at 4,631,000 with more watching the September 26 episode in the first seven days after transmission than the 4,175,000 who watched it live.
The most-watched programme, according to Barb was Channel 4’s Great British Bake-off.
Both programmes would easily make it into the Top 5 on either BBC Two or Channel 4 on catch-up alone.