Great British Bake Off proves ratings victor for Channel 4

Enfield Independent

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The show, now on its eight series, peaked with 7.7 million viewers and a 34.6% share of audience.

However, even if the show was considered a success by many who took to social media to rave about it, official viewing figures show the new format has attracted a lot of less viewers than what the original show used to on the BBC.

According to their press office, Tuesday's episode is the channel's most watched show in five years, since London's Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012. You better believe it.

Later in the month, popular presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and judge Mary Berry announced they would not make the move to Channel 4, leaving judge Paul Hollywood as the sole carryover.

Despite the drop in viewership, Channel 4 - which generally has a lower audience share than BBC1 - appears pleased with the number.

From left to right, we have Chris, Yan, Sophie, Julia, Liam, presenter Sandi Toksvig, judge Paul Hollywood, Tom, judge Prue Leith, Peter, presenter Noel Fielding, Stacey, James, Kate, Steven, and Flo.

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Sophie Faldo, 33, is one of twelve bakers to enter the tent in this year's Great British Bake Off. Season 6's debut episode delivered 9.3 million viewers for BBC One.

Great British Bake Off starts on the 29th August and carries on for 10 weeks on Channel 4 at 8 PM.

"With a dedicated team of expert cake-a-tiers baking fresh cakes on site every day, they really are our star bakers - no soggy bottoms here!"

When the show aired on the BBC episodes lasted one hour and featured no adverts.

However, it's a marked improvement from the 3 million plus that Hunt - who was responsible for poaching the show from the BBC - said she would be "delighted" with while speaking at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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