BBC iPlayer saw programmes streamed a record 1.6 billion times between April and June this year.
The final series of Peaky Blinders, The Split, and Killing Eve, unmissable live events including Glastonbury, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Eurovision Song Contest, and gripping new drama Sherwood helped bring record numbers of viewers to BBC iPlayer in the second quarter of the year.
The latest BBC iPlayer data shows: programmes were streamed over 1.6 billion times between April and June, making it iPlayer’s best ever second quarter. It’s also iPlayer’s best first six months of the year – with programmes streamed 140 million times more than the same period last year
EastEnders continues to dominate as the best performing continuing series – with 83 million streams between April and June.
Dan McGolpin, director of BBC iPlayer and channels, says: “I’m delighted with the performance of BBC iPlayer during the second quarter of 2022, with the BBC’s unique and distinctive programme range creating compelling choices for all...
"It’s fantastic to see our comprehensive Glastonbury coverage coming out on top for viewers with almost 40 million streams and there were other events that also brought the nation together, the unforgettable Platinum Party at the Palace, Liverpool’s nail-biting victory on penalties in the FA Cup Final and Sam Ryder achieving the United Kingdom’s best performance in two decades at Eurovision...
"Millions of people watched the final series of beloved drama series Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve and The Split on BBC iPlayer and millions watched brand news series Sherwood, Conversations with Friends and the comedy series Here We Go. And quarter three is off to a great start with record audiences for the Women’s Euros and Wimbledon, we’re well on track for iPlayer’s best year ever.”
BBC iPlayer’s top-10 performing boxsets between April and June are*:
Rank - Programme - Streams
1 - Glastonbury - 35,998,000
2 - The Split - 35,454,000
3 - Silent Witness - 20,656,000
4 - Peaky Blinders - 18,153,000
5 - MasterChef - 18,011,000
6 - Killing Eve - 17,856,000
7 - Wimbledon - 14,442,000
8 - Snooker: World Championship - 13,922,000
9 - Conversations with Friends - 13,045,000
10 - Doctor Who - 12,913,000
*Excluding continuing series like EastEnders, news and children’s content.