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Murdered by My Boyfriend tops iPlayer requests

BBC Three one-off drama Murdered by My Boyfriend topped the UK public broadcaster’s BBC iPlayer catch-up service requests line-up in June, in a month that also saw a modest spike in live transmission requests fuelled by high-profile sports events.

Overall, iPlayer saw 260 million requests in June, up 9% on the same month last year. Murdered by My Boyfriend was requested over 1.94 million times, followed by David Beckham into the Unknown with 1.28 million requests.

The remainder of the TV top 10 mostly comprised episodes of soap opera Eastenders, with Match of the Day Live 2014 football World Cup coverage of the Brazil v Chile match coming in at number 10.

June saw 190 million TV requests and 70 million radio requests. The breakdown of viewing by type of devices was little changed, with computers accounting for a third of requests, followed by tablets at 22%, mobile devices at 19% and TV platform operators at 12%. Games consoles accounted for 3% of requests, while connected TVs accounted for 2%.

Live simulcasts of TV shows accounted for 14% of requests, up from 12% in May, with catch up requests accounting for 86%, down from 88%.