October saw 318 million programme requests on BBC iPlayer, the second highest monthly request figure ever (only March 2014 has beaten this, with 320 million). Average daily requests increased in October to 10.2 million, also close to record-beating.
The proportion of requests across the 4 screens remained fairly stable in October, with computers delivering 30 per cent of requests, tablets 23 per cent, mobiles 19 per cent and TV platforms 19 per cent. For TV viewing only, requests from computers made up 23 per cent of the total – behind TV platforms (25 per cent) as well as tablets (28 per cent) for the first time.
In October there were 80 million requests on BBC iPlayer for radio programmes, an all-time record. The return of The News Quiz proved popular in October along with the breakfast shows for Radio 1 and Radio 2, and Premier League Football.