iPlayer ’09: With 729 Million Requests Served, It’s A Monster

The BBC has released a new bundle of iPlayer stats showing just how popular the catch-up service was in 2009…

  • A record 88.2 million requests in November
  • Added to the 641 million requests served over January to October, that’s a total 729.2 million
  • Most popular show: Top Gear series 13, episode 1 (1.67 million streams)
  • Least popular: An October episode of Click, with 35,728
  • Computers contribute 86 percent of iPlayer usage, despite being available on some 23 platforms (Project Canvas could change this)
  • But usage mimics TV, most coming at 9pm

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