More people downloaded the first episode of Doctor Who legally in 24 hours than the most popular illegally downloaded show over a whole month.
The ABC received the highest amount of daily plays on iView ever after airing the premiere episode of Doctor Who on Sunday – just hours after it aired in the UK.
In comparison, the most heavily downloaded television show in Australia – How I Met Your Mother – was pirated 37 458 over the month of February last year, according to marketing and metrics company, Jumpwire Media.
I watched it on iView and was pleasantly surprised at the flawless experience. No quality issues or interruptions; I was fully expecting demand to hammer and DOS their servers.