Great British Bake Off finale draws the largest EVER audience in its three year Channel 4 history with an eye-popping 10.3m viewers tuning in

  • The episode saw Peter Sawkins be crowned the winner of the 2020 Great British Bake Off as he became the show’s youngest ever champion
  • The accounting and finance student, 20, impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith after going against Dave Friday and Laura Adlington in the tent 
  • The hit cookery show moved from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017 
  • The official GBBO Twitter account shared details of the numbers on the big night, including that peak viewing numbers were 10.4million, an average of 9.2million people tuned in and 63.5% of the share was young viewers 

The Great British Bake Off finale on Tuesday garnered the show’s largest ever audience since its move from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017. 

The official Twitter account for the show shared details of the numbers on the big night, including that peak viewing numbers were 10.4million, an average of 9.2million people tuned in and 63.5% of the share was young viewers.

The episode saw Peter Sawkins be crowned the winner of the 2020 Great British Bake Off as he became the show’s youngest ever champion.  

Yay! The Great British Bake Off finale on Tuesday garnered the show’s largest ever audience since its move from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017

The accounting and finance student, 20, impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith after going against Dave Friday and Laura Adlington in the tent.    

The tweet read: Spoiler alert!… Last night’s #GBBO final saw Peter named 2020 champion and pulled in the show’s biggest ever audience on Channel 4!!…

‘- 10.4m peak – Averaged 9.2m viewers/ 39.7% share of audience from 8-9.15pm – Massive 63.5% share of young viewers’.

The finale figures come after the show again made history when its fourth episode scored a record number of 16-34 year old viewers.

Winner! The episode saw Peter Sawkins be crowned the winner of the 2020 Great British Bake Off as he became the show’s youngest ever champion

The Channel 4 press office’s Twitter shared: ”The 4th ep of last night’s #GBBO received its best 16-34 year old share on C4 with 59.3% of young people watching it between 8-9.15pm. For all viewers it averaged 6.8m / 34.3% – peaking at 7.6m!’ 

During Tuesday’s final (complete with a brief thunderstorm!), the three bakers had to make eight beautifully decorated custard slices as the signature bake, eight walnut whirls as the technical challenge and dessert towers as the showstopper.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the contestants weren’t joined by their family and friends for the first time ever during a finale on the show. They were instead sent video messages.

Finalists: Peter went up against Laura Adlington and Dave Friday in the tent (L-R)

Yet the tent wasn’t left empty as the cast and crew of Bake Off, which formed a bubble with the contestants, were on hand to give their support and taste their showstopper creations. 

The contestants formed a ‘biosphere’ with the cast and crew of Bake Off after quarantining for nine days, with everyone involved tested three times before filming started over the summer.  

After impressing the judges with his cranachan custard slices, walnut whirls and his ‘bonkers Bake Off [festive] bubble cake’, Peter was announced the winner.  

Congratulations: The accounting and finance student, 20, has impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith week after week with his creations 

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