As expected, Friday’s eviction was the lowest-rated overnight audience ever for Big Brother, with the Olympic opening ceremony dominating the night.
The 90-minute live show averaged 614,000 viewers (excluding +1) from 9PM.
Caroline’s exit on Channel 5 did prove more popular than The Million Pound Drop however, which too suffered its lowest audience of 272,000 for Channel 4.
The London 2012 Opening Ceremony averaged a massive 23 million viewers (83%) between 9PM and 12:50AM on BBC1, and entertained a peak of 27 million towards the end of the first hour.
Big Brother’s previous all-time low of 774,000 was set earlier in the series when the show clashed with an England match at Euro 2012.
A round-up of the weekend’s ratings for Saturday and Sunday will be posted later today.
How much of Caroline’s eviction did you catch on Friday?