The latest monthly iPlayer performance pack from the BBC shows
that 187 million programmes were requested on the VOD service. The
really interesting news however is the proportion of requests made
on different devices.
Six months ago, in November 2011, 62% of iPlayer viewing was
done on computers, 7% on mobile devices and just 4% on tablets. Now
computer-based requests have fallen to 53% and mobile has risen to
9%. Tablet usage has climbed strongly to 9% of all requests.
Daniel Danker, head of the iPlayer told us recently that "Apple
recently declared BBC iPlayer the #1 UK app for the
Summary headlines for May 2012
- BBC iPlayer has seen a stable performance in 2012 - averaging
around 190 million requests per month, with over 140m for TV
programmes and around 46m for radio programmes.
- There were 187m requests in May with the majority of platforms
and devices seeing an increase in requests.
- The Voice, The Apprentice and
Russell Howard's Good News continued to deliver
the highest request numbers for TV programmes this month along with
new series of Episodes, Planet Earth Live and
- For radio, BBC Sport coverage continued to be popular, with the
final day of the Premier League Manchester City vs.
QPR match and The Test Match Special
receiving the highest requests. Other shows that made the top
20 included The Chris Moyles Show with Will Smith
and The Chris Moyles Show Live in BBC
You can download the iPlayer performance
pack for May 2012 here.