Last night saw the start of the
last-ever series of Big Brother UK, and Channel 4 are evidently
pleased with how successful the live Launch show was.
For it beat all other terrestrial channels in terms of viewing
figures, pulling in a substantial 5 million people.
BBC1's rival offering Junior Apprentice had 4.2m viewers,
ITV1's Father & Son had 3.7m viewers, Five's NCIS got
2m viewers, and BBC2's Make Me a New Face: A New Hope for
Africa’s Hidden Children had just 1.6m.
This is a great start for Big Brother 11, especially as Big
Brother Online established just a few days ago many people
didn't even know there was another series coming, despite
the fact that Channel 4 has been showing teaser ads for a
Indeed, having heard that the format has been cancelled,
it seems that many fans mistakenly thought it had ended with
Celebrity Big Brother 7 at the beginning of the year.
So, once word gets around, and provided the producers give
us an interesting series, the Big Brother format should be
in for a good send-off.
To re-iterate, subject to the possibility of it being licensed
by another TV channel at some point in the future, this is
the last-ever series of Big Brother in the UK (on Channel
4, at least).
Make the most of it, folks.