Big Brother returns with 2.5m

 Big Brother returns with 2.5m

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Big Brother made it’s eagerly anticipated return last night on ITV, bringing with the shows best civilian launch rating in a decade.

The launch episode was simulcast over ITV1, ITV2 & ITVX.

2m (15.3%) tuned in to watch the episode on ITV1, while on ITV2 an audience of 524k (4.1%) tuned in – bringing a combined rating to 2.5m (20%).

Previously, the final episode of Big Brother aired on Channel 5 on a Monday 9pm slot in September 2018 to 1.6m (10.3%), it had averaged 632,000 (5.3%) for its final series. 

Big Brother won the 9pm slot ahead of it’s competition.

Big Brother’s ITV premiere did outperform that of it’s final launch on Channel 5 which saw just 900,000 people tune in.  

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