RATINGS! Love Island, Grenfell and latest soap viewing figures

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Love Island’s latest episode secured almost twice as many viewers as BBC One’s Grenfell documentary.

A 90 minute special on the BBC last night, looking at the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower Fire, had 1.5 million viewers between 8:30PM and 10PM.

Over on ITV2, Love Island 2018 continued with 2.6 million viewers, up 100,000 on the night before.

The new series launched last Monday night to a huge average audience of 3 million viewers, giving ITV2 its highest ratings EVER.

The number was up over a million viewers on last year’s launch and 300,000 above 2017’s finale – the previous record high.

So far Love Island 2018 has averaged 2.6 million viewers across its run, more than doubling last year’s figures over the same time.

The show continues nightly on ITV2.

Elsewhere in last night’s TV ratings, BBC One’s doc on female wrestler Kimberly Benson, Fight Like A Girl, interested 1.7 million.

EastEnders was the only TV show to pass 2 million viewers in primetime on the channel, with 4.6 million watching.

Over on ITV, Emmerdale held 5.5 million viewers while Coronation Street was the most watched show of the day with 6.4 million for its two instalments.

Karren Brady’s business show Give It A Year continued with 2.5 million viewers before a third of three Long Lost Family: What Happened Next? specials interested 3.2 million.

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