|Big Brother launched with 1.8 million viewers last night, according to reports. A total of 1.7 million watched live, with an additional 100K opting to see the housemates enter one hour later on 5+1. This marks the lowest launch rating in the shows history. Last year grabbed 2.1 million viewers, however it should be noted it ran at a shorter time of 90 minutes (compared to 120 minutes for last night) due to the split launch.
Big Brother: Timebomb continues tonight, 10PM, on Channel 5.