The ABC’s iView puts the commercial networks to shame when it comes to TV on demand, and it turns out we like it a lot. Since April this year, 6.2 million programs have been viewed on the service, but which ones are the most popular?
With 610,000 visits in an average month, there’s bound to be a lot of choices, but some programs do stand out. According to the ABC, the most popular programs on the service this year have been Four Corners, United States of Tara, Good Game, Doctor Who, The Chaser’s War On Everything and Media Watch. Some of those are unsurprising — Good Game’s audience is clearly tech-savvy — but others would seem to have benefited from word of mouth. At least the Doctor Who viewers won’t be expecting high definition.
While streaming iView is generally the most bandwidth-friendly way to access ABC programs, downloading vodcasts is also popular. That list is also dominated by Good Game (902,000 downloads this year), followed by Media Watch (869,000) and triple jtv (825,000).
What are your own iView favourites and guilty pleasures? Tell us in the comments.