BBC is Reaching 348 Million People Worldwide
New figures released today [29 April 2016] reveal that the BBC is reaching a record weekly audience of 348 million people worldwide, a 13% increase on last year, showing the BBC is on track to achieve the target of 500m weekly reach by 2022. The global news audience element – including the World Service, BBC World News and bbc.com – has increased by 38m people, to a total of 320 million, and BBC World Service, shortly to begin adding new and enhanced services across the world after receiving new funding from the UK Government, has seen its audience increase from 210m to 246m. You can read more here.
“Save Our BBC sees from this that the BBC continues to increase in its enormous popularity around the globe. The BBC is a crucial contributor to the image and standing of the UK around the world and gives our country the tremendous reputation we enjoy which is way above our ‘fighting weight’.”