Celebrity Big Brother 2012 ratings climb on Channel 5

Channel 5 - Big Brother 2012

Viewers have been flocking to Channel 5 for Celebrity Big Brother 2012, the latest overnight ratings show.

Despite the 'normal' series of the show hitting some all time lows earlier this month, with one episode reaching less than 500,000 viewers, the Celebrity series has done a lot better.

Over 2 million viewers watched last night's latest highlights, up on the equivalent episode of last year's run.

Big Brother host Brian Dowling previously tipped the Celebrity series to do better, saying that viewers would be awaiting the drama.

"I get really excited about the normal one because I was in the house, but when it comes to the celebrity one there’s an extra hype around it," Brian told us. "The ratings do double because people love celebrities, and with the celeb one people know the people going in and they’re waiting for the drama."

Tomorrow night sees the first live eviction show of the series, with Jasmine and Rhian going head to head.

But there won't be any let up, with another housemate being booted out in a second eviction on Friday.

The current series will end in mid-September, with another run of Celebrity Big Brother planned for January in 2013.

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