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BBC's annual income in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2020, by source

In the year ending March 31, 2020, the BBC saw an income of approximately 4.9 billion British pounds. Of this, 3.52 billion British pounds were attributed to the license fees paid by UK households. According to the BBC, the average annual household license fee came to 12.54 British pounds, up 29 pence from the previous year. The BBC is a cornerstone of the British TV industry with BBC 1 being used weekly by almost 70 percent of the population.

BBC iPlayer

In July 2007, the BBC launched its on demand internet service, the iPlayer. By August 2020, the platform was seeing weekly viewing times of over 345 million minutes. Landmark series such as Blue Planet II, saw almost five million requests on the platform for its first episode.


The BBC is the most popular broadcaster in terms of viewers in the UK. In 2019, the BBC had an audience share almost ten percent higher than the next largest broadcaster. The BBC 1 channel alone, had a quarterly reach of approximately 55 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Annual income of the BBC in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2020, by source

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Fiscal year 2010/11 through 2019/2020*

Supplementary notes

* The BBC's fiscal year ends on March 31 of each year.
** Other income and revenue consists of commercial (mainly BBC Worldwide) income and Grant-in-Aid for World Service income.
Data for years previous to 2020 published in earlier annual reports.

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