The Great British Bake Off star's new series launched with 3.20 million (13.2%) at 8.30pm. Earlier, University Challenge quizzed 3.06m (13.0%) at 8pm, while Evan Davis's Mind the Gap: London vs The Rest gathered 1.63m (7.0%) at 9pm.
ITV's DCI Banks topped the ratings overall outside of soaps with 4.58m (18.6%) at 9pm (335,000/2.1% on +1). New series I Never Knew That About Britain opened with 3.54m (15.1%) at 8pm (179k/0.7%).
On BBC One, Silk dropped over 500k from last week's opener to 4.13m (17.6%) at 9pm. Earlier, Panorama interested 2.96m (12.3%) at 8.30pm.
Channel 4's One Born Every Minute returned with 2.08m (8.9%) at 9pm (294k/1.9%). 8 Out of 10 Cats amused 1.02m (6.3%) at 10pm (193k/2.3%). Earlier, Food Unwrapped appealed to 824k (3.4%) at 8.30pm.
On Channel 5, Police Interceptors attracted 1.09m (4.6%) at 8pm. Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! brought in 1.92m (8.2%) at 9pm (139k/0.9%), followed by Caught on Camera with 879k (5.5%) at 10pm.
E4's My Mad Fat Diary entertained 375k (2.4%) at 10pm, while Revenge attracted 280k (1.2%) at 9pm.
On Sky1, Modern Family amused 547k (2.3%) at 8.30pm, followed by Moone Boy with 296k (1.2%) at 9pm.