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BBC reports record iPlayer traffic in February

The Moorside

The Moorside

Daily programme requests to the BBC iPlayer reached a record high of 9.9 million in February, according to the UK public service broadcaster.

The BBC said that during the month each one of the top 20 most popular shows on its digital and catch-up service was a drama.

Two-part drama The Moorside was the most popular show in February with part one watched 2.49 million times on the iPlayer and part two viewed 1.97 million.

Episodes of Taboo, Apple Tree Yard and Roots made up the rest of the top-10, while Academy Award-winning documentary OJ: Made in America also got a notable mention for receiving more than 600,000 views in February.

“BBC iPlayer’s popularity continues to grow as the appetite for high quality unmissable drama reached a record high in February with almost 10 million requests a day,” said BBC controller of programming and daytime, Dan McGolpin.

“New titles The Moorside and Roots joined Taboo and Apple Tree Yard as viewers continue to come to iPlayer to discover great stories at any time of the day or night.”

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