Thrilling BBC crime drama Bodyguard named as iPlayer’s biggest show of 2018 after topping 10.5 MILLION requests online

CRIME drama Bodyguard has been named as BBC iPlayer’s biggest show of the year after reaching 10.5 million requests on the video service.

Every single episode of the Golden Globe-nominated drama made it on to the service’s top ten episodes of 2018, with 41.3 million requests on the box set.

Charlotte Moore, director of content, BBC said: “This year’s figures are the best yet and show that the BBC iPlayer is going from strength to strength.”

Bodyguard has been named BBC iPlayer’s biggest show of 2018 after reaching more than 10 million requests on the online service. Picture: BBC DATA

Dan McGolpin, controller of programming for the BBC, said: “It’s been a fantastic year for BBC iPlayer, driven by an array of top quality programmes.

“Bodyguard set a new high with over 10m requests for its first episode alone.”

Bodyguard, Killing Eve, McMafia, Doctor Who, Our Girl and Silent Witness are all available to watch now as box sets on BBC iPlayer, alongside many other series.

This year, the BBC will consult on plans to meet audience demands by improving iPlayer with more box sets and enhanced user experience.

Lily-Ann Gilmour
Reporter / Researcher @EntsGazetteUK & @GazetteShowBiz | Sourcing showbiz and lifestyle stories for the news | Got a story?

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