BBC iPlayer broke records for viewing this Christmas, with iPlayer seeing 245 million streams (excluding Sky catch-up services) over the holidays (21 December 2020 – 3 January 2021) - up by 16 per cent on the ‘festive fortnight’ last year.
There were also 7.93 million unique browsers on New Year’s Day - breaking the record for unique browsers visiting iPlayer in a single day. This beats the 7.8 million set on 31 October 2020 - when further lockdown restrictions in England were announced.
The top 20 individual episodes over the festive fortnight:
EastEnders (25/12) - 1,524,000
Call The Midwife (25/12) - 1,487,000
Spider-Man: Homecoming (22/12) - 1,459,000
Black Narcissus - 1,322,000
The Serpent - 1,019,000
Mrs Brown's Boys - 962,000
Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks - 941,000
Strictly Come Dancing (25/12) - 883,000
Gavin & Stacey (24/12) - 832,000
Alicia Keys Rocks New Year's Eve (Part 1) - 799,000
The Queen (25/12) - 797,000
Happy New Year! Live - 780,000
Zog And The Flying Doctors - 775,000
Match Of The Day - 741,000
His Dark Materials (S2E7) - 643,000
Ghosts - 634,000
Celebrity Sewing Bee - 619,000
Dunkirk - 619,000
Have I Got News For You - 609,000
Motherland Christmas Special - 589,000
Overall, EastEnders was the most watched programme over the festive fortnight on BBC iPlayer with a total of 13,852,000 streams. Doctor Who came in at eleventh on that list with a total 2,425,000 streams.