Record month for iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer notched up 145 million requests for programmes in December, breaking its own record for the third month in a row.

In December 2009, the catch-up service attracted 114 million requests. But last month, Top Gear was the most popular show with the two Christmas specials being watched almost 1.3 million times each. The Apprentice, Come Fly With Me, Doctor Who and EastEnders were in the top 10 most requested shows.

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