More kids than ever before turn to BBC for education and entertainment

As the school shut down in the UK continues, BBC Children’s and Education continues to educate and entertain children across the country, resulting in some record numbers.

Published: 1 April 2020

Over the course of the last week (23-29 March) CBBC programming was requested a record 10.6m times and CBeebies a staggering 27.1m. For context that is +94% more requests than CBBC has seen in an average week in the last 12 months, and +49% more for CBeebies.

After the first full week of formal school closures, BBC Bitesize had attracted 4.8m average weekly unique UK visitors, +198% higher than the same week last year and a new record week for traffic which was previously set at 3.3m in May 2017.