The BBC iPlayer was originally conceived as an online ‘catch up’ service. Despite its apparent popularity, it still only accounts for a minority of BBC viewing, which is falling and the iPlayer has made marginal impact on that. The BBC had only one of the top 10 programmes in the country in the first week of April, an episode of the police procedural drama series Line of Duty, which attracted a total audience of 10.3 million, of which over 95% were watching on television. The BBC wants to make the iPlayer more of an online destination but will find it increasingly difficult to compete with the massive investment of global players, particularly in drama. Ofcom is now conducting a competition assessment. Stakeholders have until 10 May to respond.