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UK leads in on demand viewing

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Live television remains the most popular way of watching TV in the UK despite a large drop of 4.9% in 2013-14, research by Ofcom shows.

As many as 70% (31m) of UK adults will be watching on demand television this month from free-to-air providers such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. This figure places the UK ahead of all other major European countries, as well as big TV consuming nations Australia, Japan and the USA.

This week's best on demand TV

Graham Norton and Adele (Credit: BBC)

1. Adele at the BBC

Available on BBC iPlayer

The world's been waiting three years for 25, the follow-up to Adele's phenomenally successful 21 - and the day is finally here. To mark the release of her album - which will no doubt shoot to the top of the charts and dominate the airwaves for the next several months - she performs a special concert at the BBC, interspersed with excerpts from an interview with Graham Norton, peppered with her trademark wit throughout.

Frank Skinner to host chat show exclusively for iPlayer

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner will host a weekly talk show exclusive to BBC iPlayer, it has been announced.

Frank Skinner On Demand With… will see the presenter join celebrities to discuss what they’re watching on the BBC’s on demand service.

He will join his guests in a location where they regularly watch iPlayer, from tour buses to make-up chairs.

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content at BBC iPlayer, who commissioned the series said: “This show is reinventing ‘word of mouth’ for the on-demand audience”.