RATINGS! Love Island scores a series high as Big Brother struggles to keep up

Love Island

Love Island 2016 saw its ratings up again last night as the ITV2 series scored a new series high.

This year's series has so far achieved more than double the viewing figures of last year's first run of the new revamped format, which originally aired waaaay back in 2005 on ITV as a celebrity series.

Numbers have gone up and up across its run and last night saw a high as 1.1 million viewers tuned in to the show (Excluding + 1).

The episode saw Malin return for what turned out to be a tense confrontation with Terry, accusing him of cheating on her in the villa.

Meanwhile the introduction of a mystery 'new' Islander tonight - widely expected to in fact be a familiar face - is sure to keep viewers tuning in.

Love Island beat its reality rival Big Brother in the 9PM slot by more than 100,000 viewers with the ITV2 show now often ahead when the two shows clash.

It's quite a turnaround: Back in 2005 and 2006, Big Brother's huge viewing figures crushed Love Island when it was on ITV and arguably led to its axe.

Now the boot is very much on the other foot with Love Island undoubtedly hurting Big Brother's viewing figures.

That said, Big Brother's average does remain slightly up year-on-year despite the increased competition from both Love Island and the Euro 2016 matches.

Big Brother and Love Island both continue nightly on Channel 5 and ITV2 respectively.

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