Celeb BB UK vs. USA ends with least watched final ever

1 comment - Posted on September 25 2015 at 09:59pm

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Celebrity Big Brother UK vs. USA ended with the show’s lowest rated finale to date, averaging less than 2million viewers as James Hill won the battle of the nations for the UK.

Last night’s 105-minute finale had an overnight audience of 1.74million viewers and a share of 9.5%, including data from Channel 5+1.

This is down 440,000 viewers on the final of last summer’s CBB, and almost half a million on the launch episode. However, it did manage to beat competition from BBC Two’s From Cradle To Grave (1.59million) and Channel 4’s Hunted (1.4million inc +1) in the 9pm hour.

The show peaked with 2million viewers (11.4%) at in the five minutes from 10.05pm, as host Emma Willis announced that James had secured victory.

> Click here to see all the overnights from across the series in our ratings table

Afterwards, a special 90-minute finale episode of spin-off show Bit On The Side at 10.45pm averaged 507,000 viewers (6.3%) excluding +1.

Overall, UK vs. USA has finished with an overnight series average of just 1.46million viewers (7.48%) – 320,000 less than last summer’s run, making it the least watched Celebrity Big Brother to date.

Fans have suggested that the ratings slump for ‘Timebomb’ may have affected CBB – while Saturday episodes have suffered after Football League Tonight forced them to move to 10.30pm.

Its consolidated or ‘official’ average is currently 1.89million viewers, with two more weeks of data still to be released.

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1 comment on this article

  1. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Mon 28 Sep Reply !

    I liked this series but at the same time I didn’t.

    What I disliked about this series is that once again BB picked who would be the stars on this series and the rest are the extra’s in the Farrah and Jenna show.

    I wish BB wouldn’t pick their favourites and the rest get forgotten about and given little or no airtime.

    BB might as well just put Farrah and Jenna in the CBB house and save their money by getting people who would go in the normal BB house to stay in the CBB house and argue with Farrah and Jenna (That’s when I would switch over the channel).
    BB only want arguments and drama in the BB house and if there is any laughter or fun it won’t get shown as much.

    All the other celebrities might as well of not been there since they didn’t get much airtime.

    I think BB needs to stop giving just 2 or 3 celebrities the most airtime and give every housemate the same amount of airtime.

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