RATINGS: Big Brother 2012 final is least watched ever

Channel 5 - Big Brother 2012

Less than two million viewers tuned in to last night's Big Brother 2012 final, making it the least watched ever.

The 90 minute show between 9PM and 10:30PM, which saw Luke A crowned winner, was watched by an average audience of 1.5 million viewers.

The show peaked with just 1.76 million viewers as the final result was announced between Luke A and eventual runner up Adam Kelly by host Brian Dowling.

The figures are down on last year's final, which was watched by a then record low of 2.05 million.

It's a disappointing end to the series, which was up on last year's first Channel 5 run for the first month having launched with over 3 million viewers back in June.

But the Olympics took their toll on the reality show, with less than 500,000 viewers - an all time low - watching Sunday's penultimate instalment against the closing ceremony.

Channel 5 will no doubt be hoping that the launch of [cat c="big brother 2012"]Celebrity Big Brother 2012[/cat] on Wednesday night will prove a bigger ratings success.

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