Great British Bake Off cooks up top five most-watched shows of 2016
An average of almost 13-and-a-half million people have tuned in to each episode of the hit BBC One cookery competition, new figures reveal.
It is the largest number of viewers the show has ever attracted in its seven-year history.
Should Bake Off continue to pull in such an audience, it is likely all 10 episodes of this year's series will end up in the top 10 most-watched programmes of 2016.
The ratings, which have been published by the research body Barb, include people who recorded the show then watched it up to seven days after transmission.
They cover only the first five episodes, and... read more
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