GBBO launches on C4 with 5.8m viewers

The Great British Bake Off

Hollywood is joined in the new series by judge Prue Leith and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

With seven day viewing figures, that number rose to 13.58, so we can also expect the number of Channel 4 viewers to increase significantly with on demand streaming.

"This is breaking for Channel 4 at three million, so anything north of that would be fantastic", she added.

Originally produced by United Kingdom indie Love Productions, the BBC lost rights to the original version of the series to Channel 4 last September when C4 won a bidding war and inked a three-year deal for the factual program, worth £75 million (US$97 million). The first episode of the season, which is now on on Tuesdays instead of the once-sacred Bake Off Wednesday, averaged 6.5 million - around four million less than the previous series premiere, which was watched live by 10.4 million.

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Sophie Faldo, 33, is one of twelve bakers to enter the tent in this year's Great British Bake Off.

The figures don't include those who watch the show on the network's catch-up service All 4.

The picture above shows the new crew in full.

Fans miss Mary Berry as Bake Off viewers and celebrities are divided over line-up and advertsAn average of 6.5 million people tuned in to Tuesday night's episode, giving Channel 4 its highest overnight audience for five years, the broadcaster said.

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Channel 4 in the United Kingdom has doubled its best audience of the year with the first episode of The Great British Bake Off on the channel.

The Great British Bake Off returned last night with familiar face Paul Hollywood, 12 new bakers and 30 gruelling challenges to get through.

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But the show still won the channel its biggest overnight audience since the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.

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