“The Great British Bake Off” has certainly become an institution of reality television, a series that is beloved in its home country as its own sort of comfort food. However, over the past few days the love that was once bestowed upon the show has turned into a hot mess, with the biggest reason for that being the decision by production company Love Productions to take the show to Channel 4 rather than sign a new deal with BBC One.
Ultimately, it is easy to figure out whey they made such a move: Dollar signs. The new deal will allow the production company to earn significantly more money, and since Channel 4 is supported by advertisements, they will have an easier time earning it back than a publicly-funded station. Yet, this move has led to the series losing two of its presenters, and left a number of viewers furious over the decision.
For the time being, though, it also seems to have made viewers more invested than ever in watching the show on the BBC while they can. The latest installment of the series drew around 10.3 million viewers, which is a rise of around half a million from the week before. While it could be fair to say that there are some other factors that could have contributed to the cause, at the same exact time you have to consider the drama here to be a factor in all of this. After all, it is generating more discussion about the show, and that alone does put it front of mind for many viewers out there.
With there being so much change at present, who knows what the future for this “Bake Off” could hold?
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