BBC serves up recipe for ratings success as MasterChef final peaks with 5.5m viewers


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The Independent Culture

Last night’s MasterChef final was watched by 5.5 million people as Hackney DJ Natalie Coleman took the trophy.

The viewing figures are a slight rise on recent episodes which have been watched by around 5 million.

Overall the BBC was Thursday evening’s ratings champion with 1.7 million tuning in to watch The Politician’s Husband starring David Tennant and Emily Watson.

ITV’s coverage of the Chelsea Europa match against Basel won 3.7 million viewers.