The launch of the 11th and final series of controversial reality television series Big Brother was seen by more than 5 million viewers last night. However, while the figure is above the average for a Channel Four show it still is the programmes lowest launch figure in nine years.

 

The launch of the 11th and final series of controversial reality television series Big Brother was seen by more than 5 million viewers last night. However, while the figure is above the average for a Channel Four show it still is the programmes lowest launch figure in nine years. According to overnight ratings the final series of Big Brother launched with 5.4 million viewers at 9pm on Channel Four – this is a combined figure from the live showing and the + 1 figure.

 

A closer inspection of the figures reveal 4.6 million with just over half a million viewers watching on Channel Four + 1. This represents the show’s lowest opener since 2001 (the second run of Big Brother) which had 3.5 million viewers. 14 contestants entered the house last night all hoping to win the final series of the controversial reality show that has produced such “stars” as Jade Goody, Nikki Graham and Brian Dowling.

 

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