BBC Dominates the 2015 List of Popular (and Terrible) TV Shows

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The most-watched TV episodes of the year so far have been revealed by the Press Association, using data from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), and the results make for grim reading. I'm proud of the fact that I didn’t tune into any of the top 10 shows, seven of which were episodes of Great British Bore-Fest Bake Off.

That took top spot, with its October 7th final episode bringing in 15.05 million saddos viewers. It also snagged third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth positions. Its fellow top-10-ers make for equally shit company. The final episode of Britain’s Got Talent has been the second most-watched thing on the box, with 12.75million viewers. Strictly Come Dancing is the only other show to feature in the top 10 places, with its December 5th episode gaining 11.93 million viewers.

The BBC has smashed it this year, with 27 of its shows included in the top 40. ITV, meanwhile, had 13. One of those was England vs Wales in the Rugby World Cup, which was the most-watched sporting event of 2015, with an audience of 9.7 million. [Telegraph]

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