BBC iPlayer has biggest day ever as Killing Eve and Normal People drive record numbers

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BBC iPlayer recorded its biggest day in historical past on Sunday after receiving 22.5 million requests to stream or obtain programmes.

The steaming platform credited the lockdown launch of Normal People and Killing Eve season three for the record-breaking figures, as effectively as the Prime Minister’s Sunday assertion, which obtained 1.1 million requests.

For the reason that coronavirus lockdown started on 23rd March, BBC iPlayer has obtained 927 million requests to stream or obtain content material – a 61 per cent enhance on final 12 months’s figures.

Probably the most watched exhibits on iPlayer have been BBC Three’s new drama Normal People, which raked in 28 million requests, and the April launch of Killing Eve sequence three.

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve

Each programmes contributed to iPlayer’s most profitable week in historical past, 27 April via to three Might, which noticed 146 million customers steam BBC content material.

Different in style lockdown exhibits on the streaming platform embrace drama The Nest and Race Throughout the World, whereas older boxsets like Gavin and Stacey, Spooks, Waterloo Highway and Name the Midwife had been additionally watched by viewers.

“This has been a singular interval in our historical past and I’m happy that BBC iPlayer has been capable of make such a optimistic contribution to what so many individuals are watching,” mentioned BBC iPlayer Controller Dan McGolphin.

The BBC additionally introduced this era has marked a lot of record-breaking milestones, with April being its greatest month on record (564 million streaming views) and January via to March being the streamer’s greatest quarter.

Normal People and Killing Eve can be found to stream on BBC iPlayer. If you happen to’re searching for extra to look at try our TV information.

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