BBC reports 16.6m boost in global news audience to 256m

The total global weekly audience of BBC News across all platforms rose by 16.6m to 256m last year, the corporation has announced.

The Global Audience Estimate claims that BBC News website and digital reach increased by 8m to 38m a week last year.

BBC director of global news Peter Horrocks reports on The Editors blog that the biggest audience growth has been for the BBC Persian and Arabic services.

The figures suggest that every week one in 28 people wordwide is consuming BBC news.

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