Big Fat Gypsy Weddings huge hit for Channel 4

After the disastrous ‘Famous and Fearless’, Channel 4 now has a hit on its hands with Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

The first episode out of five attracted 5.6 million viewers to Channel 4 on Tuesday evening at 9.00pm. Then 745,500 tuned into Channel 4’s time-shift channel. The series was spawned after a one off Cutting Edge documentary attracted 4.3 million viewers last year.

Channel 4 did not get off to a good start this year. Famous and Fearless, hosted by Chris Evans failed to ignite the ratings or spark interest from viewers. Other programmes have also failed to bring in decent viewers. This is the first year that Channel 4 is not airing Celebrity Big Brother, or the main Big Brother series in the summer.