Big Brother 2014 ratings: Armageddon week a success... sort of

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Big Brother 2014's Armageddon week helped boost ratings to their highest since launch week.

An average of 1.29 million viewers watched last week's shows, up an average of 100,000 viewers on the week before and some 200,000 viewers on the lows of Week 4.

Armageddon week saw some of the most watched episodes of the series to date, with two shows attracting 1.6 million viewers to Channel 5.

But the week of twists ended on a whimper rather than a bang with just 1.3 million tuning for the double eviction and end of Armageddon.

While the ratings were some of the highest this year, despite the Armageddon twist the viewing figures were well down on last year's equivalent week, which had an average of 1.5 million viewers.

So far, this year's series of Big Brother has averaged 1.23 million viewers, down over 200,000 viewers on last year's series average of 1.48 million.

The show continues nightly on Channel 5.

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