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Celebrity Big Brother launch ratings down nearly 1m from January

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Celebrity Big Brother scored big ratings for Channel 5 on Thursday (August 22), overnight data reveals.

The launch show was down by nearly a million viewers from January's opener, attracting 2.66 million (14.2%) at 9pm (174,000/1.3% on +1). However, this is consistent with last summer's launch, which scored 2.7m. Bit on the Side brought in 892k (9.6%) at 11pm.

Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwistle

© Channel 5

Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwistle

Ron Atkinson

© Channel 5

Ron Atkinson on Celebrity Big Brother 2013



On BBC One, Celebrity MasterChef fell by nearly a million from its previous episode to 3.84m (18.7%) at 8pm.

Paul O'Grady's Working Britain was the most-watched show outside of soaps with 3.95m (19.1%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, Dara O'Briain's Science Club amused 1.22m (5.9%) at 8pm, followed by The Men Who Made Us Thin with 1.05m (5.1%) at 9pm.

ITV's Married to the Job continued with 2.33m (11.3%) at 8.30pm (143k/0.7%). Tom Hardy's documentary Poaching Wars interested 1.23m (5.9%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, the latest series of Location, Location, Location attracted 1.74m (8.5%) at 8pm (310k/1.5%). Documentary film The Imposter appealed to 1.02m (5.4%) at 9pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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