BBC iPlayer sees record level of live viewers for June

The BBC has released its iPlayer stats for April, May, and June, revealing the highest percentage of live TV viewers on the app since 2014.

A huge 11% of TV requests in the last three months were for live telly rather than catch-up, and the month of June alone saw an average of 19.9 million unique browsers watching TV on the app each week - the highest on record for the month.

Why has it been so popular? Why, because of the football, of course.

The most requested programme for June was, by a long way, the England v Wales match for the Euros, garnering 2.8 million viewers… and more requests during office hours than usual.

Other than that, Top Gear proved as popular as ever, with the first post-Clarkson and co episode gaining 1.4 million viewers, and EastEnders continues to rule the roost with around a million requests per episode.

The most requested programmes over the last three months were:


1. Undercover - episode 1
2. Murdered By My Father
3. Line of Duty - series 3 episode 2
4. Line of Duty - series 3 episode 3
5. EastEnders - 1 April


1. Top Gear - series 23 episode 1
2. EastEnders - 20 May
3. EastEnders - 17 May
4. Peaky Blinders - series 3 episode 1
5. EastEnders - 24 May


1. UEFA Euro 2016 - England v Wales
2. Top Gear - series 23 episode 2
3. Versailles - episode 1
4. EastEnders - 10 June
5. New Blood - case 1, part 1

You can see the full report on the BBC website.

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