iPlayer growth slows, a bit
The BBC’s VOD service posted rare slow growth in March. Total monthly requests grew by only 1.2 million to 117.6 million, while average daily users fell by 90,000 to 1.28 million.
Radio requests were highest on record, reaching 33 million requests and TV programmes requests were 84 million. In total there were 118 million requests across all platforms (both online platforms and devices and BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media TV combined).
March also saw the amount of time people spent enjoying BBC iPlayer increase. The average weekly amount of time spent watching TV programmes increased 6 per cent to 68 minutes and the average weekly amount of time spent listening to radio programmes increased 8 per cent to 176 minutes.