The thirteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother had a successful launch on Channel 5 last night, and finished second in its timeslot ahead of ITV and Channel 4.
A special Celebrity Big Brother yesterday evening helped retain more viewers than the previous two series did on their second nights.
Last night’s Celebrity Big Brother launch was over 700,000 viewers up on Monday’s public series final, and was slightly up on last summer’s opener too.
We take a look at how Secret and Lies faired in the ratings, what it means for Big Brother’s future, and how Channel 5 has coped without the reality show since Monday’s final.
The first part of yesterday’s finale averaged 2.1 million viewers, matching the series launch and comfortably beating last year’s final.
Dan Neal’s exit from the Big Brother house on Friday night averaged a strong 1.78 million viewers, to become the third most-watched eviction on Channel 5.
Channel 5 had a higher overall overnight audience share than Big Brother’s former home for the first time ever last week. Read on for this week’s ratings too!
Thursday evening’s Big Brother highlights were seen by 1.50 million viewers – a good rating for the show but 100k less than the night before.
Although down on the previous two evenings, Big Brother’s good week of ratings continued on Wednesday night, hitting the 1.6 million mark.
For the second consecutive night, Big Brother set a new ratings best for a highlights show on Channel 5, with viewers drawn in by the controversy surrounding Daley’s ejection.