The BBC iPlayer recorded a record-breaking 199 million requests in September – driven by an increase in radio requests, which grew 8 per cent compared with the previous month. This is the highest ever number of requests per month.
Requests-per-week remained high throughout September (43 million average) and increased across the month, boosted by the start of the new TV Autumn season. Average daily requests reached a record six million programmes per day.
Mobile and tablet accounted for over a fifth of requests in September (21 per cent). TV platform operators (+22 per cent) and games consoles (+16 per cent) saw the highest growth in requests.
The start of the new TV season saw the first episode of Doctor Who Series 7 deliver the highest number of requests for a single programme (2.2 million), and all five episodes featured in September’s top 10.