Between July and September programmes were streamed 1.65 billion times, a record for the third quarter of the year and 7% up on the same quarter last year, keeping iPlayer well on track for its best year ever.
The day of the State Funeral, Monday 19 September, reported huge viewing on BBC iPlayer (well over 25m streams), including 10.1 million streams of the BBC’s State Funeral coverage. On BBC TV, the majority of the UK public – 32.5m – tuned in to BBC coverage of The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and at peak, 22.4m people were watching across all BBC channels.
The top episodes per series on iPlayer between July and September are:
Rank - Programme - Episode - Streams
1 .The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II - 5.0m
2. Women's Euro 2022 Final - 4.0m
3. Marriage - Episode 1 - 3.6m
4. The Control Room - Episode 1 - 3.5m
5. The Capture - Series 2 - Invisible Men - 3.2m
6. EastEnders - 07/07/2022 - 2.7m
7. Frozen Planet II - Frozen Worlds - 2.5m
8. Crossfire - Episode 1 - 2.2m
9. Match of the Day 2022/23 - 27/08/2022 - 2.2m
10. Strictly Come Dancing - Series 20 – Week 1 - 2.1m
The most-watched boxsets and live events on iPlayer between July and September* are:
Rank - Programme - Streams
1. Commonwealth Games - 52.5m
2. Wimbledon - 28.2m
3. The Capture - 24.0m
4 . Celebrity MasterChef - 18.5m
5. Women's Euro 2022 - 15.7m
6. The Secrets She Keeps - 15.2m
7. Top Gear - 14.2m
8. Shetland - 12.4m
9. Doctor Who - 11.1m
10. Match of the Day - 10.9m
Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer, says: “The nation turns to the BBC for the big moments and for increasing numbers of people that means turning to BBC iPlayer...
"There was an extraordinary range of relevant programming available for all to view both before and after the BBC’s coverage of the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and so many of this summer’s key sporting moments were captured live including the famous victories of the Lionesses...
"Once again BBC iPlayer provided something for everyone, from original drama such as Marriage to the intrigue and thrills of The Capture, the stunning landscapes of Frozen Planet II and the joyous return of Strictly Come Dancing.”