BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio had 315 million TV and radio request in January, an increase of 2 per cent month on month. Overall, increases were seen across all devices, most notably on mobile devices.
The increases across devices were mostly driven by radio requests, which increased by 15 per cent in January compared to December, as people returned to their regular routines after the Christmas break.
One-off episode Sherlock The Abominable Bride was by far the most popular TV title in January, delivering over 2.3 million requests.
BBC iPlayer’s exclusive comedy-drama film The Rack Pack made it into the top 20 most requested titles in January, in its first two weeks of availability. It continues to perform strongly with close to 1 million requests in total, making it the most successful BBC iPlayer Original to date