iPlayer requests stay steady as summer approaches
At 202 million, TV requests to the BBC iPlayer in May 2014 were stable on a month-on-month basis as the traditional summer lull may not happen due to the World Cup.

According to data from BBC iStats, tablets and computers continue to account for the majority of TV requests to the catch-up and on-demand service, although there was also some modest growth in request from TV platforms in the month.

The proportion of live requests to TV increased to 12% boosted by coverage of the snooker world championship and the Eurovision song contest. Flagship soap opera EastEnders performed strongly on the platform as did BBC One drama, Happy Valley, the first five episodes of which generated over five million requests in total. BBC Three comedy Jonah From Tonga premiered on iPlayer in early May, and across the month, episode one picked up 1.2 million requests.

Consistent with previous months the profile of BBC iPlayer users remains strongly under-55 in terms of age, which is younger than the typical TV viewer. The service is also used for TV at roughly the same time of day as linear TV viewing, although there is proportionally more daytime and late peak use.