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Killing Eve named 2019’s most popular show on iPlayer

Series two generated 40.4 million requests

Killing Eve has been named the year’s most-streamed series on iPlayer.

Series two of the BBC show generated 40.4 million requests, well ahead of Line Of Duty in second place (27.4 million) and Peaky Blinders (26.6 million).

These added up to a record-breaking year for iPlayer, totalling 3.55 billion programme requests in the 10 months to the end of October; the entirety of 2018 saw 3.6 billion.

BBC director of content Charlotte Moore said: “It’s been a huge year for BBC iPlayer – as well as record-breaking figures, it’s become an entertainment destination in its own right; and with approval for new programmes to be available for a minimum of 12 months, this will deliver real value for licence fee payers. In 2020 we will go even further to make it the best watch ever from binge-worthy series to the biggest live TV moments.”

The top 10 were as follows:

  1. Killing Eve (season two): 40.4 million
  2. Line of Duty (season five): 27.4 million
  3. Peaky Blinders (season five): 26.6 million
  4. Strictly Come Dancing (season 17): 23.9 million
  5. Killing Eve (season one): 22.3 million
  6. Fleabag (season two): 20.3 million
  7. The Apprentice (season 15): 19.9 million
  8. The Capture (season one): 19.2 million
  9. MasterChef (season 15): 19 million
  10. Silent Witness (season 22): 18.1 million

You can read about Killing Eve‘s award-winning sound here.