Love Island 2016 launch night ratings up on last year

Love Island Caroline Flack

Love Island 2016's viewing figures got off to a strong start on ITV2 last night.

The second series of the revamped format launched to an average audience of 650,000 on ITV2, excluding any audience on ITV2+1.

Monday night saw Caroline Flack kick off this summer's show by introducing us to the cast, hosting the first coupling and dropping a twist with the introduction of two newbies as voted for by viewers via the new app.

The average audience between 9PM and 10:30PM was up 50% on last year's launch night figures when the show opened up on a Sunday.

Elsewhere in the 9PM hour, the latest Made In Chelsea on E4 was watched by 500,000 viewers, holding up well despite the increased competition.

The most watched show of the night was EastEnders which had 5.7 million viewers.

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