Is it ok to use "increased to a peak" instead of "reached a peak" with regard to the following sentence?

"Viewing figures for the 9:30 news increased to a peak of 3.8 million in May"

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Increased to a peak of is grammatically correct but the use of increased may cause the reader to wonder if it decreased after it reached a peak, or if it stayed at that level.

Reached a peak of is more usual. Peaked at is also good.

  • Thanks for the answer and yes. Actually It happened the way you said. From May onwards, the figure for 9:30 news plummeted, hitting a low-point of 1.1 million. Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 10:54

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