GAM is an annual update of how many people are consuming the BBC weekly for all services in all countries across all platforms (television, radio, website and social media).
In India, BBC News now operates in nine languages, and has seen a rise of 20 million to 50 million.
India is followed by Nigeria with 41 million audiences, while USA becomes the third largest market overall with 38 million, up 5 million. The audience in Kenya has increased from 6 million to 15 million in the last year reaching 50 percent of the population.
BBC in Afghanistan reaches 59% of the population. BBC News websites (World Service and bbc.com) have increased their combined reach by 6 million to 51 million globally, bucking wider trends for news sites.
Globally, BBC News has risen to a new high of 426 million a week, which is an increase of 50 million (13%) over the year. At present, BBC News has an audience of 394 million globally, a rise of 47 million. The BBC World Service in English and 42 languages account for 319 million of that figure – with an increase of 41 m million.