Programmes were streamed 1.5 billion times - up 20% on the same period last year, and up 49% on the same period in 2019 – making it iPlayer’s best Q3 on record.
Dan McGolpin, director of BBC iPlayer and channels, says: “These results show the fantastic breadth of content available for all on BBC iPlayer including the country’s biggest sporting moments, enthralling new drama series like Vigil and captivating documentaries like 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room...
“iPlayer has something for everyone and people are using it more than ever, viewing grew 20% year-on-year to our best Q3 on record and we are on track for our best ever year.”
The most watched episodes per series on BBC iPlayer between July - September (excluding news) were:
Vigil (Episode 1) - 6,779,000 streams
Euro 2020 final - 6,031,000 streams
9/11: Inside The President's War Room - 2,783,000 streams
Baptiste (Series 2 Episode 2)) - 2,715,000 streams
High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mole - 2,471,000 streams
Match Of The Day (11/09/21) - 2,054,000 streams
Silent Witness (Redemption Part 1) - 2,022,000 streams
EastEnders (06/08/21) - 1,882,000 streams
Strictly Come Dancing (Series 19 - Week 1) - 1,769,000 streams
Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con - 1,733,000 streams