Peter Kay’s comedy series Car Share has been streamed 2.8 million times in less than a week, according to the BBC.

Peter Kay’s first sitcom for BBC1, Car Share premiered on iPlayer before it begins screening on BBC1 tonight (Wednesday, 9.30pm).

Peter Kay’s Car Share became BBC iPlayer’s most successful series to premiere as a box-set to date, with episode one racking up over 1m requests alone. Viewers took the opportunity to enjoy the full series as all six episodes made it to BBC iPlayer’s ‘Most Popular’ section over the weekend.

 

Peter Kay said: “I’ve been blown away by the response so far. How could I not be? Here’s hoping the success continues and people enjoy the series Wednesday and Thursday on BBC One… at half nine.”

 

Shane Allen, BBC controller of comedy commissioning, said: “This is a phenomenal reaction which shows how excited audiences are to see Peter in his first scripted comedy for the BBC. We’re so proud of the show and it’s heartening that comedy does so well in the new on-demand world. All credit to Peter for his innovative approach with this series launch which hopefully gives it a following wind for the primetime launch on BBC One tonight.”