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Entertainment BBC iPlayer has biggest month ever with record breaking 570m requests in May

05:25  30 june  2020
05:25  30 june  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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BBC iPlayer ’s biggest ever day was Sunday 10 May , with 22.5 million requests *, and 1.1 million requests for The success of BBC Three’s hit new drama Normal People, which has had over 28 m requests to date In the first three months of 2020, BBC iPlayer saw a record 1.4 billion requests

The BBC iPlayer catch-up on-demand platform hit record numbers in May as viewing requests reached 570 million – up from its previous biggest month on record , which was April 2020. These record figures are no doubt largely due to the time we've all been spending at home in recent months

a hand holding a cell phone: BBC iPlayer had a record-breaking month in May. (Photo Illustration by Carl Court/Getty Images) BBC iPlayer had a record-breaking month in May. (Photo Illustration by Carl Court/Getty Images)

The UK lockdown has seen viewers turn to BBC iPlayer in droves as the streaming service had its biggest month yet in May with 570 million programme requests.

It's an increase of six million from April which was previously the best month on record and a 72 percent jump from May 2019.

Normal People dominated the top 10 for May along with Killing Eve which received 4 million requests for the Jodie Comer led-drama's fourth episode 'Still Got It'.

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Jodie Comer et al. posing for the camera: Killing Eve topped the most-requested programmes on BBC iPlayer. (Sid Gentle/BBC) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Killing Eve topped the most-requested programmes on BBC iPlayer. (Sid Gentle/BBC)

The instalment therefore clinched the top spot on the 10 most requested programmes per series which also included new programmes like Charlie Brooker's one-off Antiviral Wipe and The A Word and BBC favourites such as EastEnders and Casualty.

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BBC iPlayer has also been proving increasingly popular with younger viewers. November marked the biggest ever month for iPlayer , with 439 m requests . New fantasy drama His Dark Materials and landmark natural history series Seven Worlds, One Planet were the month ’s biggest programmes

BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio had 315 million TV and radio request in January, an increase There were 276 million requests to BBC iPlayer in May . This was an increase of 2 per cent month BBC iPlayer had its biggest week ever beginning on 16 February, when audiences wanted to catch

Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC iPlayer, said: “BBC iPlayer continues to rise higher with yet another record-breaking month in May – 72 per cent more programme requests than a year ago, it’s been the only place to binge on the wonderful new hit series Normal People and the place to see returning favourite Killing Eve first.

a man and a woman taking a selfie in a dark room: Normal People proved a hit with audiences. (BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Normal People proved a hit with audiences. (BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu)

"Before the lockdown period began and all the way through it, iPlayer has been providing a unique mix of entertaining, informative and educational television whenever and wherever people want it.”

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The BBC's revival of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads has also recently been made available to watch on the service, with one episode featuring Villanelle star Comer.

It has a connection to another BBC show too, as the series was filmed on the EastEnders set which was made vacant after filming had to stop due to the coronavirus.

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