The Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II contributed to third quarter growth for BBC iPlayer.
On the day of the State Funeral, Monday 19 September, the BBC streaming platform recorded in excess of 25 million streams including 10.1 million streams of the BBC’s State Funeral coverage.
On BBC Television, 32.5 million tuned in to BBC coverage of her late Majesty’s Funeral, and at its peak, 22.4m people were watching across all BBC channels.
A series of other national events contributed to a total of 1.65 billion streams between July and September, a record for the third quarter of the year and 7% up on the same quarter last year, keeping iPlayer on track for its best year ever.
“The nation turns to the BBC for the big moments and for increasing numbers of people that means turning to BBC iPlayer,” said Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer.
The final of the Women’s Euro 2022 on Sunday 31st July, in which England beat Germany 2-1 to make history was streamed 4 million times on iPlayer – alongside a peak broadcast TV audience of 17.4 million. The tournament was streamed 15.7 million times on iPlayer, and watched by 27.4 million on broadcast TV
The most-watched boxset or live event of the quarter was the Commonwealth Games, which was streamed 52 million times on BBC iPlayer, over six times more than the last Commonwealth Games in 2018 – as well has being watched by 28.6m people on BBC TV channels