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9. Apple Tree Yard – Episode 1 (3,112,000 requests)

Emily Watson and Ben Chapman headed up an star-studded cast in this violent 4-part thriller. (BBC)

BBC reveals the most-watched iPlayer shows of 2017

The BBC is reporting its best ever year for iPlayer, its on-demand video platform. According to the Beeb, use of the online streaming service is up 11% year-on-year, with users streaming 272 million programmes per month on average in 2017. That’s 3.3bn ‘requests’ to watch a show over the year.

“It’s been an extraordinary year for BBC iPlayer,” said Dan Taylor-Watt, head of BBC iPlayer. “Boxsets were extremely popular, audiences loved watching, and whether enjoying a new series, watching a currently airing programme or indulging in a classic archive show, viewers seem to love it.”

Here’s the top 10 most-requested iPlayer shows of 2017.

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