The first highlights show of Big Brother 13 saw a big dip in ratings following the launch, but was on par with the previous series.
The day 1 highlights averaged 1.42 million (8%) in the 10PM hour for Channel 5 last night (not including +1), down on the 2.63 million who tuned in for the live launch.
Despite the significant drop, the figure was up on the 1.39 million who watched the day 1 highlights during series 12 (aired on a Saturday), and matched the 1.43 million who saw the first Wednesday night highlights show last year.
In the same time slot, Channel 4′s drama The Killing appealed to just 0.33 million (2.1%).
Bit On The Side followed the main show at 11PM and attracted 0.61 million viewers (6.2%), and overall, Channel 5 came fifth in yesterday’s primetime audience share with 4.3%.
Big Brother continues tonight at 10PM on Channel 5.