The new season of Killing Eve has proved an instant hit on the BBC iPlayer, with episode one requested 864,000 times and the box set for season two requested 2.6 million times in the first 36 hours of it being available – up 79 per cent on the series one opener.
Episode one also proved hugely popular on BBC One, peaking when 3.7 million people tuning in to watch the series opener on June 8th.
BBC iPlayer data shows that 18,000 people signed into their BBC accounts have binged through the full box set and already finished the whole second series.
The first season of Killing Eve, which is also available on BBC iPlayer is still the BBC’s biggest ever box set, with 53 million requests since it first arrived in September last year.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, commented: “We know people loved the first series of Killing Eve and so it’s no surprise audiences have flocked to series two. The first episode of the second series is already on track to be one of our biggest episodes ever and we expect it to keep on growing. And it’s amazing to see that 18,000 people haven’t been able to stop themselves from bingeing the whole second series.”