England international friendlies are never compelling watching but last night was a new low.
After only filling half of its seats, Wembley was treated to a dull affair and scoreline where England emerged victors of their match against Norway, but sadly not much more.
Figures revealed the morning after showed that a mere 4.5million tuned in to watch one of least enticing footballing tussles we've seen in a while, whilst the Great British Bake-Off managed to steal the show with an audience of 8.3million.
Whilst critics were bemoaning that only 40,000 people turned up to watch the game at the national stadium, it could actually be a lot worse: only 200 people turned up to watch Lithuania play UAE.
It wasn't looking good from the beginning.
Genuinely tempted to watch #GBBO rather than England tonight. Pretty much guaranteed to be far more entertaining and far less frustrating.— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) September 3, 2014
Does anybody really care about the England game tonight? It's all about #GBBO this evening!— Daniel Fawcett (@DanTheManF1) September 3, 2014
Once the match begun, things only got worse for Roy's boys.
Massive tarts on screen on GBBO. Then put England on and see an even bigger one in Jack Wilshere.— RicheyRevol (@RicheyRevol) September 3, 2014
Right on cue England fans then began calling for #HodgsonOut.
It says a lot when you are watching British bake off rather than the football. #hodgsonout— Sam Campbell (@Sam__campbell12) September 3, 2014
And wanted #MaryBerryIn.
Bake Off got twice the ratings of England's match last night. Mary Berry & Roy Hodgson should swap jobs.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 4, 2014
A lot being made about #GBBO trouncing the England game for ratings. But when you have Mary Berry agaisnt Rot Hodgson, only a clear winner..— Shafi Musaddique (@ShafLdn) September 4, 2014
But don't worry, this guy will sort it all out.