October BBC iPlayer monthly performance pack
The BBC iPlayer stats pack for October 2010 is now available as a PDF
My colleagues in the Communications team in BBC FM&T have got a little excited, as you can see from the highlights they've picked out:
A great month for BBC iPlayer - receiving 139 million requests for programmes across all platforms in October 2010, including both online platforms and devices and BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media TV. This is a month-on-month increase of 22%, with requests up 43% year-on-year. The figures set a new monthly record for the service, driven by an all-time-high for TV requests on online platforms and Virgin Media.
Returning autumn titles boosted TV performance, including The Apprentice and Waterloo Road, as well as new drama series Single Father and Lip Service. Comedy also delivered strongly as usual, including Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.
The Ryder Cup was the most requested radio programme, with a range of programmes from across Radio 1, 2, 4 and 5Live making up the remainder of the top 20 - including The Unbelievable Truth, The News Quiz, and special Radio 1 programmes ...Presents Mumford & Sons Live and Fearne with Robbie and Gary, performing well.
Live TV viewing via the BBC iPlayer increased again this month, to make up 11% of all TV programme requests, as also did live radio listening (making up 72%) - influenced primarily by the Ryder Cup.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online