Love Island 2016 final scores show's highest viewing figures to date

Love Island Caroline Flack

Love Island 2016's grand final ended the series on a high in the ratings last night.

The show concluded with 1.35 million viewers, its highest number of the series and more than twice last year's figure.

Love Island was the most watched multi-channel show of the day and beat Big Brother in the 9PM slot with the Channel 5 series posting a figure of 1.2 million viewers.

Overall, Love Island has achieved record audiences this year - doubling last year's series average - with consolidated figures currently standing at an average of close to 1.5 million viewers.

The series has been a huge success for ITV2’s target demographic of younger viewers, with an impressive 64% of the audience under 35.

On live overnights, Love Island achieved over one million viewers 11 nights of the series, making it the highest rating entertainment series on any digital channel in 2016.

Love Island has also established itself as a true multi-platform format with each episode generating an average of 1 million requests on The ITV Hub.

With all that in mind, it's no surprise to hear that ITV have already announced the show will be back for a third summer next year.

Host Caroline Flack said before the final yesterday: "It's made you laugh, it's made you cry - people have really invested in it this year.

"You do get hooked on people's relationships, the cast has been fantastic, and the pace has been brilliant. It's been escapism this summer - with all the things going on."

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