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Bbc Iplayer Breaks Records For Festive Fortnight Streams

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BBC iPlayer broke records for viewing this Christmas, with iPlayer seeing 245 million streams (excluding Sky catch-up services) over the holidays (21 December 2020 – 3 January 2021) – up by 16 per cent on the ‘festive fortnight’ last year.

There were also 7.93 million unique browsers on New Year’s Day – breaking the record for unique browsers visiting iPlayer in a single day. This beats the 7.8 million set on 31 October 2020 – when further lockdown restrictions in England were announced.

The top 20 individual episodes over the festive fortnight:

EastEnders (25/12) – 1,524,000

Call The Midwife (25/12) – 1,487,000

Spider-Man: Homecoming (22/12) – 1,459,000

Black Narcissus – 1,322,000

The Serpent – 1,019,000

Mrs Brown’s Boys – 962,000

Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks – 941,000

Strictly Come Dancing (25/12) – 883,000

Gavin & Stacey (24/12) – 832,000

Alicia Keys Rocks New Year’s Eve (Part 1) – 799,000

The Queen (25/12) – 797,000

Happy New Year! Live – 780,000

Zog And The Flying Doctors – 775,000

Match Of The Day – 741,000

His Dark Materials (S2E7) – 643,000

Ghosts – 634,000

Celebrity Sewing Bee – 619,000

Dunkirk – 619,000

Have I Got News For You – 609,000

Motherland Christmas Special – 589,000

Overall, EastEnders was the most watched programme over the festive fortnight on BBC iPlayer with a total of 13,852,000 streams. Doctor Who came in at eleventh on that list with a total 2,425,000 streams.

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