Big Brother 2016 ratings dip after Lateysha Grace and Ryan Ruckledge's evictions

Big Brother 2016

Ratings for Big Brother have taken a dip following the evictions of Lateysha Grace and Ryan Ruckledge.

The latest series enjoyed some of its highest ratings of the year during the week's annihilation twist, which also benefited from the end of Love Island.

Across the past seven days, overnight viewing figures hit a high of 1.4 million viewers, the best numbers since launch week and up significantly on last year's average audience of 1.13 million.

However the controversial exit of Lateysha, who had been a favourite to win, followed by Ryan Ruckledge on Friday, saw numbers drop.

Friday night's figure was down on last week's equivalent number and on last year, while Saturday's show dropped to 800,000 viewers, down over 300,000 week-on-week and last year.

So far this year's Big brother average viewership is on average in line with last year's based on overnight figures.

However there has been a bigger catch up audience, boosting numbers to 300,000 up on 2015.

Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5 with the final next Tuesday night.

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