Big Brother 2016 final watched by 1.5 million viewers, up 200,000 on last year

Big Brother 2016

The Big Brother 2016 final was watched by 1.5 million viewers last night, up on last year's show.

The show ended with pretty much the exact same amount of viewers it began with last month, as 1.4 million tuned in from 9PM on Channel 5.

A further 100,000 watched on +1, bringing the total to 1.5 million.

While the latest run began with its lowest launch to date, ratings were generally steady throughout and the final is in line with most other series since the move to Channel 5 in 2011.

In particular, the show was up 200,000 viewers on last year's series.

Following the final, a total audience (inc +1) of 664,000 viewers watched the last of Bit On The Side.

Big Brother final ratings

Since move to Channel 5

BB12/2011 2.1 million (C5+1 not on air)
BB13/2012 1.5 million
BB14/2013 1.7 million
BB15/2014 1.6 million
BB16/2015 1.3 million
BB17/2016: 1.5 million

Overall the overnight average viewing figures for Big Brother 2016 are ever so slightly above those from 2015, at around 1.15 million.

However consolidated figures, which include those who catch up in the seven days after broadcast, have shown a significant boost to numbers.

The final official ratings for the series will be revealed next month, for now Big Brother is back tomorrow night on Channel 5 with the start of the celebrity series.

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