First episode of new Bake Off series cooks up bumper consolidated ratings
The series premiere saw the bakers whip up cakes.
The first episode of the new series of Great British Bake Off was watched by more than nine million people in the first week, Channel 4 has said.
The series 10 premiere drew 9.4 million after seven days consolidation. Views on catch up service All 4 are yet to be added to that figure.
#GBBO series 10 debut drew a massive 9.4m viewers and 38.4% share after 7 days consolidation – bigger than last year's launch ep and the biggest young audience to any terrestrial TV show this year with 2.4m viewers aged 16-34 tuning into cake week. All 4 views to follow. pic.twitter.com/mPA7tinYKW— Channel 4 Press (@C4Press) September 4, 2019
Consolidated ratings include people who recorded the programme on TV and watched up to seven days later.
The 90 minute episode, which saw the bakers whip up fruit cakes and the birthday cakes of their childhood dreams, pulled in an average overnight audience of 5.7 million, peaking at 6.6 million.
Last night's second episode of #GBBO grew its average overnight audience to 5.8m viewers (6.6m peak), winning the 8pm slot across the board including an impressive 52.2% share of 16-34 year old viewers pic.twitter.com/nx52RWqmVz— Channel 4 Press (@C4Press) September 4, 2019
On Tuesday night, as MPs were preparing to vote on allowing a cross-party alliance to take control of the Commons agenda in a bid to block a no-deal Brexit on October 31, some 5.8 million viewers tuned in for biscuit week.
The episode, which saw Jamie axed from the tent, peaked again at 6.6 million.