Big Brother: Timebomb was least watched series yet

6 comments - Posted on July 27 2015 at 09:45pm

BB Timebomb Emma and Rylan

Big Brother 2015: Timebomb has cemented its status as the show’s lowest rating series to date, with an official average of less than 1.4million viewers.

The latest consolidated ratings released by BARB today – which, unlike overnights, account for factors such as recorded and timeshifted viewing – reveal that Timebomb averaged just 1.36million viewers across its 66 episodes on Channel 5 in the UK.

This is up 230,000 viewers on the overnight average of 1.13million.

The figure includes the Channel 5+1 ratings that BARB has made public for 37 episodes, although it is unlikely that the missing +1s would provide more than a marginal increase.

> Click here to examine all the Timebomb viewing figures in our ratings tables

Elsewhere, the Timebomb final drew an official average 1.37million viewers – which is less than last year’s Power Trip final had in the overnights (1.60million).

This latest data continues a year of mixed ratings fortunes for Big Brother on Channel 5.

While the latest civilian series hit a new low, January’s Celebrity edition narrowly managed to become the broadcaster’s most watched to date – beating a record set just one year earlier.

However, while it may not have done well in the UK, Timebomb was a big hit in the Republic of Ireland – with TV3 claiming it managed to reach almost 60% of the population.

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6 comments on this article

  1. Ludvík says:
    Tue 28 Jul Reply !

    I’m not surprised. It was really bad series! It’s time for Big Brother the US style!

  2. Paul John leadbeater says:
    Wed 29 Jul Reply !

    It was a crap series with poor production. It’s felt as though the producers haven’t cared for the show properly and bb next year had better be better prepared for next time.

  3. Tracey says:
    Wed 29 Jul Reply !

    Don’t go bringing old has beens back. Focus on quality. Test the characters more and give the viewers ultimate say on who wins.

  4. Jennifer says:
    Wed 29 Jul Reply !

    I love Big Brother and I enjoyed this series. But please, can we be kept in control of who wins and stays,sometimes the people who seem quiet at the beginning can start to shine once bigger characters are evicted.

  5. Josh says:
    Sun 02 Aug Reply !

    This was the least watched yet because the ongoing events were always stimulated with needless drama. Sometimes it’s just best to leave the housemates to their own devices; they’re very capable of creating drama. Big Brother doesn’t need to stir the pot through a reveal-all task, or even twisting nominations.

    That’s what bugged me the most: the constant nominations twists. We don’t need face-to-face nominations; we don’t need nominations tag; we don’t need nominations to be played into the house; we don’t need any of that. We just want the housemates to enter the Diary Room, nominate the two people who they wish to face eviction, and have the two (or more, in the event of a tie) housemates with the most votes face the public vote. It’s a simple concept, yet Channel 5 doesn’t seem to understand its brilliance. It also makes the “no discussing nominations” rule more rigid, as revealing nominations to the housemates basically gives them permission to discuss, which I don’t like.

    Okay, rant over.

  6. Chad says:
    Sun 02 Aug Reply !

    As a Canadian who has to suffer through our and the American version, this series was still better than either of those. I agree it wasn’t a strong season and I believe that’s because BB messed with the noms and swapping housemates too often. Just when the house was starting to get a groove they take out three and put in three. I didn’t like that twist at all. I’m sure they will turn it around. I’ve been watching the UK version for many years now and still tune in every night!

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