At the start of the month ratings for the latest run were the worst yet for a January run after a rather slow start to the new series.
Despite an all star line up there have been a few disappointments and things took a while to get going.
But the introduction of Kim Woodburn seems to have changed all that with her antics getting plenty more viewers tuning in.
2.1 million watched Wednesday night's dramatic show as security stepped in to split up a warring Kim from her fellow housemates.
It's up on last year's figure for the same show and up almost 500,000 viewers week-on-week, securing the show its best numbers since launch night.
The episode in fact peaked with 2.5 million viewers, 200,000 more than watched the opening of the series back on January 3.
Fans reckon Kim may have single-handedly saved the show, with one viewer claiming on Twitter: "Whatever you think of Kim, she has saved this series. We would all be moaning that it's boring without her. #cbb"
Another declared: "Kim's saved this series! #cbb"
And a third wrote: "Kim Woodburn just single handedly SAVED this series of #cbb #TVGold"
Celebrity Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5.