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RATINGS! Love Island hits new series high as spin-off beats Big Brother

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Love Island 2017 hit a series high in the ratings of over 1.6 million viewers last night.

The show has continued to pull in big numbers and Sunday's latest episode saw the most yet tuning in to ITV2 for all the drama from the villa.

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Spin off show Love Island Aftersun had 900,000 viewers straight after, beating Big Brother in a head-to-head clash.

Big Brother's latest highlights, which were moved from 9PM, had just under 900,000 viewers. The latest series of the Channel 5 show has been averaging fewer than a million viewers overnight for more than a week now.

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Meanwhile, the latest consolidated numbers - which include those who watch on catch up - show the gap between BB and Love Island to be even bigger. Big Brother has averaged 1.3 million viewers over its second week compared to Love Island's 2.2 million.

Elsewhere last night, in the 9PM slot it was BBC One who won with Poldark's third series enjoying 4.6 million, matching last week's numbers.

On ITV, new drama The Loch dropped 300,000 viewers to 3.8 million for episode three while on Channel 4, US series The Handmaid's Tale continued with a million viewers.

Elsewhere, the most watched show of the night was Antiques Roadshow which had 5.8 million viewers on BBC One to Countryfile's 5.2 million. On BBC Two, the end of Glastonbury averaged 2.9 million viewers between 9PM and midnight.