BBC claims 21.1m viewers for spending review

The BBC has claimed an audience of 21.1m viewers watched its TV coverage of the spending review on Wednesday.

The BBC news website received around 4.2 million UK page views on Wednesday. According to the BBC, this was the biggest daily audience since the general election in May.

The spending review page received almost 2.5 million UK page views on Wednesday, while around 800,000 website users downloaded audio and video.

Mark Byford, BBC deputy director general and head of journalism, said: “We knew from our research that the audience had an extraordinary interest in the spending review issues.”

(Source : Press Gazette)

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