Friday, 24 August 2012

Eleventh Hour relinquishes Top Spot

Doctor Who: iPlayerDoctor Who: The Eleventh Hour has finally lost its position as the most accessed programme on the BBC iPlayer since the launch of the service in 2007.

Matt Smith's debut episode as the Doctor had clung to the top of the list since May 2010, shortly after it was shown on BBC One. The episode has seen off attempts by other dramas such as Sherlock, comedies such as Come Fly with Me and documentaries like Frozen Planet to dislodge it from the top spot, to retain the title of the most popular programme on iPlayer, ever.

The two year reign at the top came to an end a couple of weeks ago when BBC Sport claimed the crown with the Opening Ceremonies of London 2012 which has been accessed around 3.4 million times, overtaking The Eleventh Hour which currently stands at 2.85 million requests.

Doctor Who still retains the second place in the table, comfortably ahead of the third placed Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia.