BBC iPlayer Statistics, User Counts, Facts & News (2022)

Last Updated on: February 26th, 2022

bbc iplayer statistics facts 2022

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 Facts

What is BBC iPlayer?

BBC iPlayer, commonly shortened to iPlayer, is an internet television and radio service and software application, developed by the BBC to extend its former RealPlayer-based and other streamed video clip content to include whole TV shows. (source)

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

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these BBC iPlayer stats 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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