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Doctor Who on Demand

The BBC’s “television on demand” service iPlayer has provided another medium for viewers to catch their favourite programs since it launched, and since Christmas Day 3.5 million programmes have been streamed or downloaded, including Doctor Who.

The Director of BBC Future Media and Technology is Ashley Highfield, and with figures indicating viewers are moving away from the TV set and onto the internet, Highfield said the viewing figures were great start for the iPlayer.

“Typically, people who use the BBC iPlayer are spending nearly half an hour a day watching streams of their favourite programmes, suggesting that it looks set to revolutionise the way BBC Television programmes are viewed in the UK.”

So well done to Doctor Who for topping that particular list of audience figures!

1. Doctor Who Christmas Special (25/12/07)

2. Extras Christmas Special (27/12/07)

3. Top Gear (23/12/07)

4. The Catherine Tate Christmas Show (25/12/07)

5. EastEnders (25/12/07)

6. EastEnders (01/01/08)

7. Sense and Sensibility (01/01/08)

8. Robin Hood (29/12/08)

9. EastEnders (31/12/07)

10. The Best of Top Gear (01/01/08)

BBC iPlayer is well worth the time if you have a broadband connection, although do make sure you have the time in the first place…

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