Channel 4 might not be happy with this Bake Off news!
The new series of the show, which moved from BBC One, debuted with it’s lowest audience since 2013.
The new series of the Great British Bake Off launched with an average of 6.5 million viewers and a 30.4% share.
It’s a big drop from the 10.5m audience that the Beeb gained on the 2016 series debut. However, the new Channel 4 series did peak with 7.7m viewers and a 34.6% share.
The launch was Bake Off’s lowest debut audience since 5.6m tuned in to the start of 2013’s series, with the 2014 and 2015 opening episodes being watched by 7.2m and 9.3m.
However, it’s still good news for Channel 4, with the launch nearly beating their most watched show of 2016, when 6.7m tuned in over Christmas for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer commented: “The Great British Bake Off’s audience last night proves it’s still one of the country’s favourite shows.
I am delighted millions watched the new team put 12 magnificent bakers through their paces. It’s the largest share of young audiences we’ve had for a show for over a decade.”
The Great British Bake Off continues next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.