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Bing makes BBC iPlayer’s Top 10 for 2018

5 Feb - 2019

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New BBC iPlayer stats reveal Bing to be the most requested children’s show of 2018.

Acamar Film’s hit pre-school show, Bing, was the most requested children’s programme on iPlayer in 2018, according to new figures from the BBC.

Sitting alongside hugely successful dramas Bodyguard and Killing Eve, Bing was revealed to be the ninth most popular programme requested on iPlayer across the year, with the most-watched episode, ‘Show’, having been requested over 3.1 million times.

Bing, which launched on CBeebies in 2014, was the only children’s show to make iPlayer’s 2018 list.

BBC iPlayer’s top ten programmes (per series) in 2018 were:

  Programme Episode Requests
1 Bodyguard Episode 1 10,842,000
2 Killing Eve Nice Face 9,235,000
3 McMafia Episode 1 4,741,000
4 Doctor Who The Woman Who Fell to Earth 3,965,000
5 Keeping Faith Episode 1 3,927,000
6 The Cry Episode 1 3,496,000
7 Dynasties Chimpanzee 3,447,000
8 Our Girl Nigeria, Belize & Bangladesh Tours – Episode 1 3,422,000
9 Bing Episode 78 – Show 3,177,000
10 MOTD Live Sweden v England 3,153,000

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