Great British Bake Off tops TV ratings again

Research firm Barb has revealed the ten most-watched TV shows of the year so far, and once again it’s the Bake Off that rules the roost. The top five is entirely dominated by the nation’s favourite cooking programme.

Every week so far, around 13 and a half million of us have tuned in to The Great British Bake Off, with peak viewing figures of 13.58 million for the first episode of the series.

So not only is it the most-watched show of 2016, it's also attracted its highest mid-season ratings ever - which we're sure has absolutely nothing to do with this being the last series of the show to ever air on the BBC.

Our other favourite telly this year included Britain's Got Talent - though, interestingly, most of us only tuned in to watch the initial auditions and shunned the final - and of course the Euros.

The top ten looks a little something like this…

1. The Great British Bake Off, 24 August - 13.58 million viewers
2. The Great British Bake Off, 31 September - 13.45 million viewers
3. The Great British Bake Off, 14 September - 13.29 million viewers
4. The Great British Bake Off, 21 September - 13.12 million viewers
5. The Great British Bake Off, 7 September - 13.08 million viewers
6. Britain's Got Talent, 16 April - 12.46 million viewers
7. Britain's Got Talent, 23 April - 12.32 million viewers
8. Euro 2016: Portugal v France, 10 July - 12.27 million viewers
9. Euro 2016: Wales v Belgium analysis, 1 July - 11.89 million viewers
10. Britain's Got Talent, 30 April - 11.87 million viewers

The Bake Off topped the ratings last year too, with 15.05 million of us having watched the final. The nation's other favourite shows last year included Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's Got Talent, and good old EastEnders.

The next episode of The Great British Bake Off airs tomorrow at 8pm.

Source: BBC

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