Doctor Who - Let's Kill Hitler may only have been available on the BBC iPlayer for the last five days of the month, but it still managed to be the most requested programme of August with just under a million requests.
As the month finished, 0.99 million people had accessed the first episode of Doctor Who since the series took its summer break. Top Gear, Episode 6 took second place with episodes 4,5 and 6 of Torchwood coming in 3rd. 4th and 5th for the month with around 0.7 million requests each. Torchwood Episode 7 was 16th for the month with around 0.5 million requests..
The recent BBC Three repeats have seen the first episodes of the current series back on the iPlayer and given the first episode, The Impossible Astronaut, the boast it needed to become the most accessed programme of the year. So far 1.93 million requests have been made for the episode, ahead of comedy programme Come Fly with Me: Episode Two which has 1.86 million requests. Third for the year so far is Day of the Moon with 1.72 million requests.