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Sherlock Holmes pushes BBC iPlayer past 300m requests mark

Requests for TV and radio content on BBC iPlayer have surged past the 300m mark for the first time, aided in no small part by the popularity of a new series of Sherlock Holmes in January.

This was the biggest single month ever for the platform with over 315m requests registered over the period which received an average of 10.2m requests per day – another record.

Sherlock was received particularly well by catch-up viewers with one episode, The Empty Hearse, generating over 3.6m requests alone – making it the broadcasters third most requested programme of all time.

Other popular shows to make a mark were The Voice and Outnumbered whilst on radio The Unbelievable Truth and Premier League football made their mark.

Continuing the record breaking theme the BBC also revealed that the volume of requests emanating from mobile and tablet devices now stands at 40 per cent of all requests, another new high.

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