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Great British Bake Off final takes title of most watched TV show of 2015 as BBC One dominates top 40

c60238f9-97bb-4151-bedb-e71c64976825The Great British Bake Off final has risen in the TV ratings to be crowned the most watched TV programme of 2015.

More than 15 million people tuned in to watch Nadiya Hussain bake her own wedding cake to win the coveted title of Bake Off champion 2016.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said: “It’s wonderful to see the fabulous Great British Bake Off top the list in what has been an incredible year for BBC One.”

The show’s nearest rival was Britain’s Got Talent, which in its high point in

Third spot was secured by Strictly Come Dancing which has seen audiences of 11.7 million.

BBC One dominated the top 10 taking six spots. EastEnders, Call the Midwife and Doctor Foster, which was the highest entry by a new show, made it onto the list.

The top 40 contains 23 BBC One programmes and 17 ITV shows.

ITV’s X Factor was notably absent from the list for the first time having drawn just 8.4 million viewers for last Sunday night’s final.

But ITV did have the most-watched sporting event of 2015, with England taking on Wales in the Rugby World Cup, which drew in 9.7 million viewers.

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