Millions of viewers chose BBC iPlayer this Christmas, continuing the growth curve for the streaming service.
Across the Festive Fortnight of 20 December to 2 January, programmes were streamed more times on iPlayer this year than last year – with 23 December, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day showing the highest growth year on year of 25% or more.
The week of Boxing Day to New Year’s Day marked iPlayer’s best-ever Festive Week with programmes streamed 165 million times.
On New Year’s Day, programmes were streamed over 30% more than last year – making it iPlayer’s third-best day of all time, only behind two days during the FIFA World Cup 2022
“Over the festive season, audiences chose the BBC in record-breaking numbers on BBC iPlayer and Sounds for our world-class content signalling a brilliant start to 2023 on the BBC,” said the BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore.
EastEnders, Call the Midwife, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (pictured), The Traitors and Sam Ryder Rocks New Year’s Eve topped list of most-watched programmes.