BBC viewers make more than 22.2m streaming requests of its 2018 Olympic Winter Games coverage across BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer, a near four-fold increase on the previous record of 6.2m streams for the Sochi 2014 Games.
Stats supplied by the BBC show a total of 17.7m unique browsers followed its digital coverage across computer (30%), tablet (18%), mobile (47%) and connected TV (5%) in the UK – with an average 2.9m unique browsers watching every day.
The most popular day was February 17th with 1.9m streams, where Yarnold & Deas achieved a gold and bronze medal, followed by February 18th (1.6m) when Great Britain took on Italy in the Men’s Curling and Sweden in the Women’s Curling, and February 13th (1.5m) with the Snowboard Halfpipe and the Mixed Doubles Curling Final.
The top 10 most-watched moments from BBC Sport clips were:
|Rank||BBC Sport video clip||Views|
|1||‘Peach of a shot’ sends GB into semis||378,496|
|2||Elise Christie suffers disqualification||376,048|
|3||Christie crashes out in short-track 500m final||347,328|
|4||I was knocked over, I didn’t fall on my own – Christie||334,800|
|5||Christie crashes out in 1500m semi-final||327,120|
|6||Canadian duo win ice dancing with record score||305,424|
|7||Yarnold defends her Olympic skeleton title||296,544|
|8||17-year-old Red Gerard takes gold – best of day 2||275,872|
|9||Competitors hit the wall in men’s luge||267,312|
|10||Wardrobe malfunction for South Korean skater||253,024|
Neil Hall, Head of Product, BBC Sport, said: “We want to make sure audiences can watch all the action from major events however they want.
“We gave people unprecedented choice this year across BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer – whether it’s watching our world-class live coverage, highlights packages, clips or following the latest news and analysis.
“Audiences have really embraced that with this year’s coverage being streamed over 3 times more than the previous Winter Olympics.”