'Killing Eve' trounces 'Line Of Duty' to become most streamed BBC show of 2019

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in 'Killing Eve' (Credit: AP)

Killing Eve has taken down Line Of Duty to become the most streamed BBC show of 2019.

The second series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s spy thriller starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh was requested 40.38 million times on BBC iPlayer in the last year.

The fifth series of hit police drama Line Of Duty starring Stephen Graham, Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston was the second most popular show on the platform with 27.39 million requests.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's shows took BBC iPlayer by storm this year (Credit: AP)

Waller-Bridge domiated iPlayer in 2019 - with Killing Eve series one the fifth most requested show of the year and the new series of her breakthrough comedy Fleabag taking the sixth spot with 20.31 million views.

The third most watched show on the BBC streaming platform was the new series of period gangster drama Peaky Blinders with 26.63 million requests and in fourth place was celebrity dance contest Strictly Come Dancing, which only finished on Saturday night and has already been requested 23.85 million times.

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Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston returned with a new series of 'Line Of Duty' (Credit: PA)

Reality show The Apprentice was the seventh most streamed BBC show of 2019, followed by crime thriller The Capture and cooking competition Masterchef and long running crime drama Silent Witness completed the top 10.

The first episode of the latest series if Line Of Duty was the most streamed individual episode of a BBC show this year with 5.88 million requests.