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January 18, 2011

BBC iPlayer racked up 145m requests last month

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by Darren Allan

The BBC has revealed the latest stats for the iPlayer and how it performed last month.

In December 2010, the catch-up service dealt with 145 million requests, a new record for the third month in a row. November saw 141 million, and October 139 million.

Year-on-year, the service is up nearly 30%, as in December 2009 the iPlayer served 114 million requests.

The two top shows for last month were a pair of Top Gear Christmas specials. The Apprentice, Come Fly With Me, Doctor Who and EastEnders also featured prominently in programme requests.

Personally, we’d like to request that we hadn’t sat through the initial showing of the Doctor Who Christmas special on TV in the first place. It made the previous duffer guest starring Kylie look palatable, and that’s saying something.

With the Beeb’s Director of Future Media and Technology, Erik Huggers, leaving for Intel, it should be interesting to see if the company can keep up the month-on-month record breaking with the iPlayer.

At some point in 2011, the service will roll out internationally, although those abroad won’t be able to watch for free.

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