Big Brother 2014 ratings: Armageddon twist gets highest numbers since launch

Zoe Birkett (Big Brother 2014)

Big Brother's hyped up Armageddon twist saw the best ratings for the show since launch night, overnight data shows.

An average audience of 1.61 million viewers tuned in between 10PM an 11PM last night (including those on Channel 5+1), the highest numbers since the live launch back in June.

Afterwards and Rylan Clark's Big Brother’s Bit on the Side also saw a high of 740,000 viewers, again the best viewing figures since last month's launch night.

Big Brother triumphed over Channel 4 in the 10PM hour, with just 556,000 watching the new series of Utopia.

In fact, the show was the second most watched of all in the 10PM slot, beaten only by the News at Ten on BBC One.

And Big Brother was Channel 5's most watched show of the day with Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole dropping a million viewers week-on-week to 1.56 million.

Big Brother's Armageddon twist will run all this week at 10PM on Channel 5, ending with a live double eviction on Friday night.

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