BBC iPlayer notched up a record number of programme requests throughout January 2014, the corporation has noted.

An average of 10.2m daily requests were made for TV and radio programmes across the service, totalling 315 million requests over the month.

The new series of Sherlock proved particularly popular over the New Year, generating over 3.6 million requests, making it the third most requested programme of all time.

The Voice has also had a strong start, along with the new series of Outnumbered.

For radio, The Unbelievable Truth and Premier League football were very popular in January, along with the Australian Open and The Now Show.

With so many tablets and mobiles being gifted at Christmas, the number of requests via mobiles and tablets accounted for 40 per cent of all requests, a total of 127 million overall – another record high.

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