One million downloads for radio iPlayer
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One million downloads for radio iPlayer

The BBC’s iPlayer Radio app has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch just over two months ago.

The most popular activity to date in the app has been listening live to The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.

It’s had around six million UK unique weekly browsers, an increase of 30 per cent compared to October 2011 and nearly a third of traffic from mobiles and tablets.

Here are some more stats:

* The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw tops live listening in the morning, with Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Radio 4’s Today in joint second place

* The most popular on-demand programme to date is Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, with comedy the top search category

* On-demand listening increases in the evening, with dance music shows by Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Pete Tong performing strongly

* After 10pm, Radio 4 overtakes Radio 1 for live listening, with programmes like Book at Bedtime proving popular

Since launch, the BBC has released a number of updates to BBC iPlayer Radio including the optimisation of the app for iPhone 5 devices, together with improved programme search and the ability to favourite a specific series on the website.

Andrew Scott, Head of Radio and Music and Audience Facing Services, BBC Future Media, says: “With over one million downloads of the app and record-breaking audiences to BBC iPlayer Radio, we are thrilled that more and more listeners can take BBC Radio with them whenever and wherever they want. We’re looking forward to bringing even more exciting features over the coming months, and to launching the app on other mobile platforms in 2013.”

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0 0 912 13 December, 2012 Industry News 12:02 pm 201212 Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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