It looks like the move online for BBC Three has been a positive one, or at least it seems.
The channel has released its first set of ratings since the channel went online-only, and they’re positive.
Drama ‘Thirteen’ has pulled in over 2.4 million requests on iPlayer, which is more than the latest ‘Sherlock’ special, as well as ‘Cuckoo’ gaining 1.2 million requests.
There has also been over one million requests for ‘Murdered By My Father’.
Damian Kavanagh, the channel’s digital controller, has wrote in a blog that the results are postitive.
“These are early days for BBC Three but I’m overjoyed with what we’ve achieved so far,” he writes. “It’s a marathon not a sprint but so far we’ve exceeded expectations.
“We’re iterating what we do with people, products and content and in many ways chose the harder path.
“We know transforming the BBC’s offer for young people won’t happen overnight, but with what we’ve achieved so far, and what’s coming the future‘s bright.”
Whilst the results seem positive, it still questions how many users actually watched the episodes, streaming them, and engaged with them online.