Thursday, 22 July 2010

Doctor Who tops June iPlayer figures

Doctor Who: The Pandorica OpensFor the third month running Doctor Who has topped the monthly iPlayer request charts with the final four episodes of the series being the top four requested programmes for June.

Top of the list was The Pandorica Opens with over 1.3 million requests during the month, followed by The Lodger, Vincent and the Doctor and The Big Bang all with over a million requests. The highest programme, not related to Doctor Who, was Top Gear with 0.88 million requests. During the month Doctor Who had 6.35 million requests in total, shared between 13 episodes, just behind EastEnders which had 7 million requests for one of the 22 episodes available.

Figures for the year so far, give Doctor Who the top nine places in the download charts, and 14 of the top twenty places. The Eleventh Hour tops the list with over 2.1 million requests, by far the highest requested programme in the BBC iPlayer history. Because the whole series was on iPlayer from transmission date until July, the early episodes of the series were available for much longer and therefore had higher iPlayer figures. The final two episodes of the series will get a boost when the July figures are available.
Top IPlayer requests January - June 2010
    1 - Doctor Who 1 The Eleventh Hour - 2.16m
    2 - Doctor Who 2 The Beast Below - 1.63m
    3 - Doctor Who 4 The Time of Angels - 1.52m
    4 - Doctor Who 7 Amy's Choice - 1.51m
    5 - Doctor Who 3 Victory of the Daleks - 1.46m
    6 - Doctor Who 5 Flesh and Stone - 1.40m
    7 - Doctor Who 12 The Pandorica Opens - 1.33m
    8 - Doctor Who 6 The Vampires of Venice - 1.32m
    9 - Doctor Who 11 The Lodger - 1.29m
    10 - Top Gear Series 14 Episode 7 - 1.26m
    11 - Doctor Who 8 The Hungry Earth - 1.22m
    12 - Outnumbered Series 3 Episode 1 - 1.16m
    13 - Doctor Who 10 Vincent and the Doctor - 1.13m
    14 - Doctor Who 9 Cold Blood - 1.13m
    15 - EastEnders Live 19 Feb - 1.13m
    16 - Doctor Who 13 The Big Bang - 1.11m
    17 - Outnumbered Series 3 Episode 2 - 1.03m
    18 - Outnumbered Series 3 Episode 3 - 1.00m
    19 - Mock the Week Series 8 Episode 5 - 0.95m
    20 - Doctor Who The End of Time Part 2 - 0.94m
Full ratings for the series can be found in Gallifrey Base.