On the 5th of December 2012, Budget Day, we had 59,689 unique viewers who generated 1.85 Gbit/s of traffic and 642 request per second as peak.
On the 6th / 7th of February 2013, the Government’s all-night session, to pass the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Bill 2013, had 8,168 unique viewers, who generate 2.2 Gbit/s of traffic and 657 request per second.
Interesting that 8,000 viewers generate more traffic than nearly 60,000. This is because nearly everyone watching the all night session was watching from home rather than work, meaning more direct requests from viewers to our servers rather than via corporate HTTP proxies that would have cached the requests. A very good demonstration of the scalability of HTTP Adaptive Streaming.