Matt Smith Doctor Who Debut Tops iPlayer Most Watched List

The first Doctor Who episode starring Matt Smith was the most watched program on BBC's iPlayer on-demand video catch up service this year.

According to BBC News, the first episode, titled The Eleventh Hour, was streamed a whopping 2.2 million times since it first aired in April.

The first episode in the new series of Top Gear was streamed 1.6 million followed by the first episode of Sherlock, which was streamed 1.4 million times.

iPlayer, which was launched back in 2007, received 141 million streaming requests in November this year. The service received 1.3 billion streaming requests during the course of the year, an increase of 32 per cent compared to last year.

“Continuing autumn titles contributed to another record-breaking month for TV requests, with three episodes of The Apprentice topping the list. Comedy continued to perform well, in particular Russell Howard's Good News and The Trip,” the BBC's Bridget Middleton wrote in a blog post.