GBBO finale viewers down 9% on last year

GBBO: Atherton (centre) with Hollywood and Leith
GBBO: Atherton (centre) with Hollywood and Leith

Final episode of baking show achieved average of 6.9 million viewers for Channel 4.

Almost seven million people tuned in to watch the finale of the 10th series of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 last night (Tuesday), down 8.7% on the same episode last year.

Overnight figures from the broadcaster show that an average of 6.9 million people watched underdog David Atherton crowned winner between 8pm and 9.15pm, a 33.2% share of the total audience watching TV at the time.

The last episode of the nineth series in 2018 had an average of 7.5 million viewers, equating to a 35.2% share.

Last night’s finale had a peak audience 7.7 million, a 35.7% share of the audience.

However, Channel 4 said that the show was the most popular TV programme of the year among 16- to 34-year-olds. Last night's episode was also the most-watched of the series.

Atherton impressed judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with his showstopper bake featuring an "illusion" picnic spread. 

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