The Week: Media News - BBC reports iPlayer figures

The BBC iPlayer service screened more than 3.5 million programmes in the first two weeks after its launch on Christmas Day, according to BBC research.

More than one million visitors went to over the period, with an average of 250,000 programmes being downloaded or streamed per day. The most popular shows were the Doctor Who Christmas special, the Extras Christmas special, Top Gear and the Christmas Day episode of EastEnders.