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The BBC's iPlayer service enjoyed its most successful month ever in February, with an average of 8.6 million requests for TV shows every day. Add radio shows, and the number was 10.7 million requests daily.

However, overall requests for radio and TV shows were 299 million, which is lower than January's record of 343 million.

February was also the first month in which requests from smartphones and tablets outnumbered those from smart TVs and set-top boxes. Mobile devices accounted for 52 per cent of all requests in February.

'Top Gear' was a huge part of the service's success. In the top five requested shows on iPlayer for February, episodes of series 22 of the motoring show took the first, second, third and fifth slots.

'EastEnders' was also a big success. The week of February 16th – in which Lucy Beale's killer was revealed – was the service's biggest ever week, with 75 million requests.

The flashback episode in which it was revealed Bobby Beale was the killer attracted two million plays alone.

March's stats are expected to be lower than February's, as the corporation only aired two episodes of the current series of 'Top Gear' before host Jeremy Clarkson was suspended for the fracas with producer Oisin Tymon.

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