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‘Best month ever’ for BBC iPlayer

Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry boost request figures

BBC iPlayer has achieved its ‘best month ever’ thanks to hit shows Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry.

October saw a record-high of 334 million requests, up 18 per cent on the same month last year.

This puts October ahead of January 2018 (328 million) and December 2017 (327 million).

The first episode of Killing Eve was the most popular programme of the month (over 3.5 million requests), followed by Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who premiere (over 2.9 million).

Dan McGolpin, controller of programming for the BBC, said: “It’s been a fantastic autumn for BBC iPlayer. Bodyguard and Killing Eve are the two strongest performing series ever and in October we set a new record for daily requests, which gave us our highest ever monthly total.

“Together with the return of Doctor Who, The Apprentice and Strictly BBC iPlayer offers a unique mix of brand new programmes alongside some of the nation’s best-loved shows.”