BBC BREAKFAST RECORDS iPLAYER GROWTH DURING 2020

Figures from the BBC reveal that BBC Breakfast has experienced a huge boost in iPlayer numbers with viewers requesting to stream the show live almost 80m times in 2020, up 56% on 2019.



On TV the show remains the most watched breakfast programme in the UK with more than 10m regularly tuning in each week.


On BBC One, the highest reach of the year was 7.3m, with an average daily reach of 5.7m, almost double the viewers of our nearest rival. The show also saw audience share increase to 42%.


Richard Frediani, Editor, BBC Breakfast, says: "It’s encouraging to see that millions have turned to BBC Breakfast to stay informed and entertained in what has been a difficult time for many. From investigating the crisis in care homes to the roll out of the Coronavirus vaccine, along with heart-warming stories like Captain Tom’s fundraising efforts and celebrating lockdown heroes, BBC Breakfast continues to be there for viewers in times of need."


BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One and BBC News Channel.