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Big Brother 2013: 70,000 watch first live streaming on 5*

DANIEL NEAL

Just 70,000 viewers bothered to tune to Big Brother 2013’s live stream last night.

Fans have been campaigning for the return of the stream since it was first axed by Channel 5 when it took over the show from Channel Four.

Since the total axe of the feed, it’s slowly been brought back, first after evictions and down daily in the evening’s too.

But last night’s first installment between 7PM and 9PM on 5* averaged just 70,000 viewers, down on even the slot average for the channel.

However the numbers don’t include those who tuned on via the web, with the stream also available online via Channel 5.com

The late night stream between 11:30PM and Midnight fared better, with over 300,000 viewers watching the new housemates get settled.

The live stream airs every night between 7PM and 9PM, except on Sunday’s when the stream is cut to an hour.

The numbers match the rather poor figures of this year’s launch, with just over 2 million viewers watching.

Despite the buzz, hype and arguably one of the best launches of the show, it struggled to attract the numbers.

With nine weeks of the series to go, let’s hope it’s up from here…

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  • Derek Carter

    live stream means 24/7 not 2 hours of heavily edited stream