Big Brother’s latest outing has officially averaged as the least watched series ever.
Channel 5’s latest edition of Big Brother – which was given the subtitle Timebomb – has officially rated at 1.36 Million viewers meaning that it has become the least watched edition of the show ever.
This beats last year’s series at being the least watched, with Power Trip averaging at 1.57 Million, and also contains barely any ratings up on last year.
The final of Big Brother 2015 officially averaged at 1.37 Million, again another low figure for the series. A reason for the low average can potentially be the early start that Big Brother was given this summer, as the series launched in early May rather than the traditional June launch.
Big Brother’s average could be boosted up slightly as a lot of the ratings for Big Brother don’t include additional factors such as Channel 5+1 or Demand 5.
Meanwhile, TV3 have announced that Big Brother was a ratings success in Ireland after the show was screened there for the first time since 2010. The final of this year’s Big Brother reached a total of 224,700 viewers – a 15.96% share. Timebomb ended with a series average of just over 131,000 across TV3, TV3+1 and digital channel 3e.
The broadcaster also claimed that a total of 2.68 Million people tuned in to see an episode of Big Brother or Big Brother’s Bit on the Side throughout the series run.
A TV3 spokesperson said: ““This year has proved that after ten years on air the beast that is Big Brother is alive and well. For 3e and TV3 it has been a brilliant addition to our schedule with the ratings growing each night.”
Big Brother will continue to air in Ireland throughout the next two series of Celebrity Big Brother, while the show returns in August for the sixteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Civilian Big Brother returns to Channel 5 next summer for the seventeenth series.