BBC iPlayer Radio hits one million downloads
The BBC iPlayer Radio has reached one million downloads in the first month since the functionality launched.
Topping the downloads include BBC Radio 4 Drama (including Diamonds Are Forever, Silk: The Clerks’ Room and Rumpole, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch), BBC Radio 1’s Summer Mix and The Archers.
BBC Radio 1’s Summer Mixes attracted almost 50,000 downloads in the last month whilst The Archers (including Omnibus edition) got around 45,000.
The BBC has also unveiled the most popular day for downloading programmes is Sunday – with a peak around 10pm – as people prepare for the commute to school or work for the week ahead. And, only a quarter of the top 20 downloaded programmes were previously available as podcasts.
Andrew Scott, General Manager of Radio and Music, BBC Digital, says: “We knew from the success of our podcast service that there was a demand to download BBC Radio and Music content to listen to whenever they wanted too. But hitting one million downloads across the whole of BBC Radio and Music has far surpassed our expectations. We’re looking forward to bringing audiences even more features like this over the coming months.”
Here’s the Top 20 downloads:
|BBC Radio 4 Drama (including Diamonds Are Forever, Silk: The Clerks’ Room and Rumpole – featuring Benedict Cumberbatch)||81,411|
|BBC Radio 1’s Summer Mixes||47,446|
|The Archers (including Omnibus edition)||45,314|
|I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue||41,203|
|Book At Bedtime||37,247|
|The Now Show||21,523|
|Clare In The Community||16,670|
|It’s Not What You Know||13,157|
|The Infinite Monkey Cage||13,083|
|It’s A Fair Cop||12,355|
|Desert Island Discs (with Noel Gallagher’s topping the list)||11,878|
|BBC Proms (with BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom topping the list)||11,809|
|Simon Evans Goes To Market||11,635|
|John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme||9,475|
|Meet David Sedaris||7,954|
|Annie Mac’s Friday Night||7,685|
|Book Of The Week||7,662|
|Just A Minute||7,529|