18.7 million tune in to BBC’s coverage of Wales v England as BBC iPlayer reports best week ever
Last week saw the full range of BBC programmes on iPlayer streamed a record 165m times, up +20% week on week, and breaking the previous high by 12m streams
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This figure, which accounts for viewers across TV and other devices, is the biggest UK audience of the World Cup so far.
This follows huge demand for World Cup matches on iPlayer throughout the tournament so far. Last week saw the full range of BBC programmes on iPlayer streamed a record 165m times, up +20% week on week, and breaking the previous high by 12m streams.
Younger viewers came to iPlayer in record numbers too, with 6.3m BBC account holders under-35 watching BBC iPlayer last week – up +41% week on week, and beating the previous record of 5.0m.
Note to Editors
The BBC has combined BARB overnight data with non-TV streaming data across all devices. Enabled by improved BARB measurement, the BBC are able to report viewing figures across all devices, without any duplication of viewers in our calculations. The ‘18.7 million’ audience figure above combines viewing on all devices, viewing across the BBC (iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app) and additional streams (UHD and World Cup Extra).
Source BBC iPlayer
November 30, 2022 5:00am ET by BBC iPlayer