BBC iPlayer Performance Pack Jan-Apr 2012

Date: 29.05.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.59
The BBC iPlayer performance pack for January to April 2012 is now available as a PDF to download.

Summary headlines from Jan – Apr 2012

BBC iPlayer has seen a very strong and stable performance throughout the beginning of 2012. Total requests between January and April have averaged around 190 million per month - with over 140 million for TV and around 46 million for Radio programmes - up +24% on the same period last year.

Mobile and tablet devices delivered a significant increase in requests – up +94% on April 2011 – with 15% of total programme requests coming from mobiles and tablets in April 2012.

Apple announced the BBC iPlayer app for iPads is the top free app of all time in the UK.

Demand from Internet connected devices such as Smart TVs, games consoles and blu-ray players continued to grow, with 11% of all requests in April 2012 – up +57% on April 2011.

The Voice and The Apprentice have delivered the highest request numbers for TV programmes across recent months. Other popular programmes include BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Britain Unzipped and BBC Four’s The Bridge.

BBC Radio 1 continued to perform well as did BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. Demand for football coverage from the Premier League and FA Cup also remained popular on BBC Radio 5 live.

Apologies for the delay publishing this report, however from next month, these will be published on a monthly basis.

Report Jan-Apr 2012 (pdf)

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