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BBC Three Reveals First Viewing Figures Since Online-Only Switchover

Here's how the channel is faring as a website.

08/04/2016 12:47

BBC Three have revealed their first set of ratings figures since the channel went online-only.

It’s good news for the broadcaster too, as a number of shows, including drama ‘Thirteen’, scored plenty of viewers.

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Jodie Comer and her co-stars have been praised by viewers and critics alike

Figures calculated so far show that the first episode of ‘Thirteen’ had over 2.4 million requests on iPlayer, which is more than the latest ‘Sherlock’ special.

‘Cuckoo’ has also been a huge hit, with 1.2 million requests to play, while there have been one million for ‘Murdered By My Father’.

Damian Kavanagh, the channel’s digital controller, has shared his joy at the news in a blog.

“These are early days for BBC Three but I'm overjoyed with what we've achieved so far,” he writes. “It’s a marathon not a sprint but so far we’ve exceeded expectations.

“We're iterating what we do with people, products and content and in many ways chose the harder path.

“We know transforming the BBC's offer for young people won't happen overnight, but with what we've achieved so far, and what's coming the future‘s bright.”

See all of the shows BBC Three has to offer here. Tap the first picture to open the slideshow:

BBC3's 'Thirteen'
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