BBC iPlayer Statistics and User Count (2023)

Last Updated on: March 15th, 2023

bbc iplayer statistics user count facts 2023BBC iPlayer is an online streaming platform and catch-up TV service provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It allows viewers in the UK to watch a wide range of BBC programmes online, including TV shows, documentaries, films, and live events.

Users can access BBC iPlayer via the BBC website or through the iPlayer app on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. The service is free to use, although viewers in the UK are required to pay a TV licence fee to fund the BBC’s programming.

BBC iPlayer has a large library of content available, including both current and past programmes, and new episodes are often added shortly after they air on traditional TV. Users can also watch live broadcasts of BBC channels, including BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC News, as well as listen to BBC radio programmes.

In addition to streaming content, BBC iPlayer also allows users to download programmes to watch offline for up to 30 days. The service has been a popular choice for UK viewers since its launch in 2007, and it continues to evolve with the changing media landscape.

BBC iPlayer Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting BBC iPlayer statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

BBC iPlayer User Count

Number of BBC iPlayer users:

10.7 million weekly active users

Last updated 7/6/21


Additional BBC iPlayer Statistics

Average number of monthly BBC iPlayer content requests:

9.9 million

Last updated 3/21/18

Most common device BBC iPlayer content is streamed on:

Television (46% of streamed content)

Last updated 3/21/18

Percentage of UK internet users that have used iPlayer to stream content:


Last updated 3/21/18

BBC iPlayer Facts

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these BBC iPlayer statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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Broadcast Media Statistics, Business Statistics, Media Statistics, OTT Statistics, Video Streaming Statistics

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