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BBC iPlayer has best Christmas fortnight ever

The BBC’s iPlayer has announced its best-ever festive fortnight figures thanks to Gavin and Stacey and EastEnders.

From hit shows to dramatic soaps – iPlayer had it all.

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special 2019

Image Credit: BBC/GS TV Productions Ltd/Tom Jackson

If like us you didn’t happen to catch ALL of this years BBC TV specials and shows, probably due to playing the last set of charades, then its likely you were one of the millions who headed over to BBC iPlayer to stream or download new and old shows you missed, all which helped the network to have it’s best ever figures!

During 20th December until 2nd January, the iPlayer received over 203 million request to download or stream shows with Gavin and Stacey’s Christmas special being the top episode, with 4.6 million requests.

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special 2019

Image Credit: BBC/GS TV Productions Ltd/Tom Jackson

Although Christmas day was super popular it was New Year’s Day which took top spot with 17.9 million requests for shows including Dracula and Doctor Who.

However the dramatic events in Albert Square made EastEnders the most asked for show over the holidays taking a huge 9 out of the top 20 episodes requested.

EastEnders Sharon, Phil and Keanu

Image Credit: BBC

So if you haven’t caught up yet head over to the iPlayer and start streaming, it’ll feel like Christmas isn’t even over yet!

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