Celebrity Big Brother's 'best ratings yet' help Channel 5 to bumper profits

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Celebrity Big Brother achieved it's 'best ratings yet' this year and helped Channel 5 record bumper profits.

While the latest show wasn't the most watched in raw numbers, it was significantly up in 16-to-34-year-old viewers.

According to The Guardian, the latest series in fact had the joint highest in share ever for the younger demographic.

New shows like Lip Sync Battle UK - which yesterday was confirmed for a second series - and imports like The X Files, boosted overall numbers in the key target audience 10% year-on-year.

The result was a rise in profits for the channel of almost 50% and its first year of back-to-back profit EVER.

The news comes after Channel 5's Director of TV Ben Frow promised to overhaul Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother next year.

There are claims that the show's 20th series could include some sort of all star twist featuring past housemates from previous years.

For now, all we know for sure is that the show will be back in January.

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