‘The Voice’ breaks BBC’s iPlayer record

'X Factor' rival smashes the record for the catch-up service's most requested show

Reality series The Voice has broken the record for the most requested show on the BBC‘s iPlayer service.

The reality show, which features Jessie J, Tom Jones, will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue as judges, broke the service’s record of most requests to watch a programme in a single 24-hour period, reports Marie Claire.

The previous record was held by Sherlock, which was watched 623,000 times during a single day, but The Voice trounced that total with 746,000 views in a 24-hour period.

The show, which had previously been thought to be suffering falling ratings, has already forced Simon Cowell to move his reality behemoth Britain’s Got Talent back by half an hour to avoid clashing with the end of the show.

The Voice will begin showing live results shows this weekend, with Lana Del Rey reportedly booked to sing on Sunday’s edition (April 29) and Emeli Sande set to sing on the following Sunday (May 6).

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