Killing Eve leads BBC iPlayer to best month ever | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News
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The power of original drama has been sown clearly by ratings released by the BBC showing that dramas Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry have helped its iPlayer live, catch-up and VOD service to achieve its best month ever in October 2018.
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Across the month there were a record-high 334 million requests, up 18% on the same month last year, and setting a new record for average daily requests at 10.8 million. October 2018 is now BBC iPlayer’s best month on record, sitting ahead of January 2018 which pulled in 328 million and December 2017 which drew in 327 million.

The list of the most popular episodes for the month was dominated by Killing Eve, which has six episodes in the top ten. The first episode was the most popular programme of the month, with over 3.5 million requests, followed by Jodie Whittaker’s first episode as the Doctor in the new series of Doctor Who, with over 2.9 million requests. The same was drawn by the first episode of Jenna Coleman-led The Cry which also attracted over 2 million for its second episode.

“It’s been a fantastic autumn for BBC iPlayer. Bodyguard and Killing Eve are the two strongest performing series ever and in October we set a new record for daily requests, which gave us our highest ever monthly total,” remarked Dan McGolpin, controller of programming for the BBC. “Together with the return of Doctor Who, The Apprentice and Strictly BBC iPlayer offers a unique mix of brand-new programmes alongside some of the nation’s best-loved shows.”