BBC iPlayer enjoys surge in popularity: can YOU guess the most-streamed shows of 2020?
THE BBC enjoyed some record-breaking viewing figures with its on-demand service, BBC iPlayer, last year. Here’s the full breakdown of what helped the Beeb achieve its best-ever year.
As millions of us stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, BBC iPlayer has enjoyed some record-breaking viewing figures. The Beeb has confirmed that last year was the biggest on record for the streaming service, which boasts catch-up content, exclusive shows, and complete boxsets to binge, as well as live linear channels for those who pay for the TV licence and have a BBC Account. In total, the BBC recorded a staggering 5.8 billion streams throughout 2020, which is around a third (31 percent) higher than the previous year.
The corporation has announced that January 4th to 10th was the biggest week in its history, with 162 million programmes streamed from iPlayer across all platforms. In the first full week of 2021, The Serpent, A Perfect Planet, Traces and EastEnders were the most popular shows with viewers. Interestingly, it seems these shows allowed Auntie to attract a younger demographic.