GBBO: The best reactions from last night's episode

06 September, 2017, 12:33 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Great British Bake Off Similar ingredients but is it tasty

The New Statesman's Anna Leszkiewicz used terms like "stilted" and "self-conscious", insisting, "Every single change to the show has been for the worse".

Overnight figures show that the inaugural episode of the new-look season, which aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday, drew an average of 6.5 million viewers, a 30.4% audience share in its time slot.

The episode's ratings of 6.5 million is almost double the number recorded for Diana: In Her Own Words, which had been Channel 4's largest overnight audience so far this year.

The 2015 series saw another huge leap in overnight ratings, with its launch episode raking in 9.3 million, while the BBC's final series of Bake Off a year ago debuted at 10.4 million viewers.

Ratings hit 13m when it moved to BBC One.

Robins Farm on Latham Road will give a slice of homemade cake to anyone who orders a main meal between 5pm and 7pm, just a few hours before the hugely-popular baking show premieres on Channel 4.

Florida State QB Deondre Francois out for the season
After an Alabama three-and-out, Florida State took over from its own 30-yard line with 55 seconds remaining in the second quarter. When Tide running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris tried to run up the middle, there was practically nowhere for them to go.

Episode one pulled in 6.5 million viewers, more than double the number Channel 4 had previously said it would need to break even.

The series finale for BBC attracted 13.6 million viewers, including 3.4 million 16 to 34 year olds and one million "black and minority ethnic audiences", driving a 10-year high for share of viewing.

Offbeat comedians Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding have replaced Giedroyc and Perkins as hosts, while the chef and writer Prue Leith has taken over for Berry as judge.

Channel 4 poached "The Great British Bake Off", which is produced by Love Productions, in September 2016 in a three-year deal worth £75 million ($97 million).

Although viewing figures were down, social media mentions were up 299 per cent compared to the first episode of last year's series.

An Extra Slice will be on Channel 4 on Thursday, August 31 at 10pm.

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