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Another month, another set of record-breaking iPlayer stats

The BBC’s catch-up service iPlayer saw a record 3.5 million average daily requests in February, 2.5 million of which were for TV programmes.

The total number of requests for the month was 116.6 million, down slightly on the previous month due to there being fewer days in February. Of those requests, a record 68.7 million were for TV programmes online (500,000 more than in January), 17.8 million were for TV programmes watched via Virgin Media’s cable platform and the rest were online radio requests.  The average amount of time per user per week spent watching TV programmes was 64 minutes in February.

BBC iPlayer on the Nintendo Wii continues to be popular, increasing by another point to account for 4% of total iPlayer requests.