Doctor Foster tops a strong September for BBC iPlayer

The new series of Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed drama Doctor Foster topped a strong month for BBC iPlayer to kick off the autumn schedule. 

The returning show was the most popular programme of the month, with the first episode seeing three million requests, and the four episodes shown in September seeing nine million requests in total. All five episodes are available to watch as a full series on BBC iPlayer until early November.

New detective series Strike, which adapts JK Rowling’s two novels about detective Cormoran Strike, The Cuckoo’s Calling and Silkworm, also performed well, with three episodes in the top 20 most popular programmes in September. The return of Strictly Come Dancing proved popular, as did new crime series Rellik, each getting over a million requests.

There were 239 million requests for TV programmes on BBC iPlayer in September, up on the same time last year.

Dan McGolpin, Controller of Programming and Daytime, says: “Fantastic content has driven a strong September for BBC iPlayer. We’ve had the return of brilliant shows like Doctor Foster and Strictly joined by superb new series like Strike and Rellik, all of which has made for a great start to the autumn season.”

The BBC recently announced that viewers need to register for a BBC account and log in to watch programmes on BBC iPlayer. To register for an account go here:

October 20, 2017 4:30am ET by BBC One  

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