April 2011 BBC iPlayer performance pack
It's time for the latest in the series of monthly BBC iPlayer performance packs.
Some highlights selected by the Communications Team:
• In April, BBC iPlayer received 141 million total requests for TV and radio programmes across all platforms and devices.
• The new series of Doctor Who delivered the most-requested programme this month, with Russell Howard's Good News also returning strongly. New drama was also prominent, with The Crimson Petal and Candy Cabs alongside Waterloo Road and Waking The Dead. The main section of Royal Wedding coverage appears in the list, although in total the whole event delivered more than a million requests via BBC iPlayer.
• For radio, World Cup Cricket continued to attract the most requests, along with football, and Radio 1, 2 and 4 programmes on catch-up.
• Live TV viewing via BBC iPlayer made up 14% of all TV requests in April, while live radio listening dropped back slightly to 73%, following the peak in March (which was boosted by Comic Relief and cricket coverage).
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online