Love Island 2018 continued with strong viewing figures last night (Tuesday, June 5).
On Monday, the Love Island launch was the highest rated programme at 9pm across all channels, winning the slot with 2.9 million viewers and 16.4% share, peaking with 3.4m viewers.
This is more than double last year’s launch (which was watched by 1.3m viewers). Monday’s launch was in fact ITV2’s highest overnight rating since records go back, overtaking the previous record holder which was the Love Island series 3 finale (2.6m/12.5% share).
Additionally, a peak of 480,000 people watched the simulcast live online via the ITV Hub.
Last night’s second instalment continued to do very well, seeing just a 100,000 drop to 2.8 million viewers and a peak of 3.3 million.
Love Island continues weeknights on ITV2 at 9PM. Saturday night sees a weekly highlights show while Sunday evenings see a new episode at 9PM followed by the return of the Aftersun spinoff at 10PM.
On BBC One, Holby City continued with 3.3 million viewers while Our Girl narrowly bettered Love Island in the 9PM hour. The returning drama had 3.3 million viewers for its new episode.
On ITV, a repeat of The Queen’s Green Planet documentary had just 1.2 million viewers following Phillip Schofield’s How to Spend it Well money doc with 2.4 million.
In the soaps, Emmerdale’s hour long special held 5.2 million against EastEnders which managed 3.6 million.
Elsewhere, on Channel 4, series 2 of Ackley Bridge began with 1 million viewers.