Yes!thankfulforkelly wrote:I'm thinking it'd be cool to get Nadiya to replace Mary
Huge success for C4 but massively down on 2016.Great British Bake Off is ratings success for Channel 4
The first episode of Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off was watched live by an average of 5.8 million viewers.
The audience for the launch show rose to 6.5 million when those watching on +1 were included in the figures.
It's the lowest figure for an opening episode of GBBO since 2013 - when the show attracted 5.6 million viewers to BBC Two.
But the show still won the channel its biggest overnight audience since the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.
"The Great British Bake Off's audience last night proves it's still one of the country's favourite shows," tweeted Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt.
"I am delighted millions watched the new team put 12 magnificent bakers through their paces."
The figures don't include those who watch the show on the network's catch-up service All 4.
Last week Hunt said she would consider anything above 3 million viewers a success for the programme.
"If it gets 5, 6, 7 [million] I would be absolutely delighted," she told the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
"This show breaks even at around 3 million, so anything north of that would be fantastic."
BBC One's highest audience of Wednesday night was for EastEnders, which attracted 5.5 million viewers at 20:00 BST.
Emmerdale was watched by a live audience of 5.4 million viewers, making it ITV's highest-rated programme of the night.
- 2010: 2 million (BBC Two)
- 2011: 2.8 million
- 2012: 3.5 million
- 2013: 5.6 million
- 2014: 7.2 million (BBC One)
- 2015: 9.3 million
- 2016: 10.4 million
- 2017: 5.8 million (Channel 4; 6.5 million including +1)
Have to agree. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 episodes. I think they have been really fun to watch and I'd even say I enjoyed them more than previous seasons, Noel and Sandi offer some funny moments without being annoying like Mel and Sue and I find Prue much more personable and positive than Mary. The tasks have been really interesting too! Loved the Week 1 showstopper and the Fortune Cookies. Also now that the weirdo in the offensive shirt has gone, I actually really like all the contestants! Great job!Wayne wrote:Honestly loved show 1 - barely missed Mary, Mel or Sue!
I have no words.Noel Fielding's refrigerator joke on Bake Off may spark Ofcom investigation
There have been 24 complaints over the stunt.
It seems Noel Fielding's fridge-hiding antics on Tuesday's (September 12) episode of The Great British Bake Off could be more serious than first thought.
The Channel 4 presenter was briefly seen huddled up inside a refrigerator to tell the bakers how much time they had left in the Showstopper, with co-host Sandi Toksvig opening and closing the door.
"Just when you thought @NoelFielding11 couldn't get any cooler...," Channel 4 later tweeted.
However, some viewers were not happy with the gag, and Ofcom has subsequently received 24 complaints, which could lead to a full investigation.
"We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate," a spokesperson said.
The general line of criticism centred on the fact that children were watching and that they could potentially copy Noel's stunt.