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iPlayer sets weekly request record in Feb

BBC iPlayer had its biggest week ever beginning on February 16th, when audiences wanted to catch up on the 30th anniversary episodes of EastEnders, with 75 million requests.

Total requests for the month were at 299 million, making it a successful month given that February is three days shorter than January (which saw 343 million requests).

There were an average of 10.7 million daily requests overall and it is the best month ever for requests to TV programmes, with an average of 8.6 million requests a day

BBC iPlayer audiences are watching more on mobile devices than ever before. In February, mobile and tablet requests increased to 52 per cent of all requests to TV programmes on BBC iPlayer – the highest level seen to date

The live episodes of EastEnders proved popular, and The Comic Relief Bake Off and Top Gear also featured in the top programmes this month. Dramas such as Waterloo Road, Silent Witness, The Casual Vacancy and Wolf Hall also performed strongly

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