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BBC IPlayer has recorded its best year in 2017, with viewers streaming an average of 272 million shows a month.
Series like the Blue Planet II, Taboo and the Dr Foster has contributed to the increase in total annual show off requests of $ 3.3 billion – an increase of 11% on the year 2016.
Three Girls, Sherlock, and Peaky Blinders have also been extremely popular with television viewers.
December was the best month on record, due to box sets and classic shows available during the Christmas holidays.
They have included re-runs of Louis Theroux’s Weird weekends, Leaving The Cult and killing For Love.
In an attempt to compete with Netflix and Amazon, the BBC has also taken more of a digital first approach, making an entire series of shows available on the iPlayer after the first episode was broadcast on live TELEVISION.
This has been tested for Peter Kay’s Car Share, the Motherland and the Feud: Bette and Joan.
Dan Taylor-Watt, head of BBC iPlayer, said: “It has been an extraordinary year for the BBC iPlayer.
“Boxsets have been extremely popular, the audience loved to watch. And if enjoying a new series, the viewing of a program being broadcast or indulging in a classic archive show, the viewers seem to like it.”
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