The BBC wins 2016

Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and the Great British Bake Off contestants
Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and the Great British Bake Off contestants

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (Barb) has released the list of the top 40 highest-rated TV programmes of 2016 so far.

However, the list sees just eight different programmes take pride of place, proving how important it is for broadcasters to secure the rights to certain key shows.