Viewers rallied for the final of ITV1's Celebrity Love Islandas 5.9 million (27%) at 10pm saw Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrave walk off with the£100,000 prize money.
Viewers rallied for the final of ITV1's Celebrity Love Islandas 5.9 million (27%) at 10pm saw Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrave walk off with the£100,000 prize money.

The 90-minute reality show averaged a respectable 5 million (23.2%) from 9pm. The show ended its five week run with its second highest audience of the series. The opening show attracted 5.3 million (3.6%) on 16 May.

Overall the£12 million series has found the going tough with viewers and has attracted a series average of 3.6 million (18.4%). By the third instalment viewers had fallen to 3.4 million (17.3%). Towards the end of the series though viewers had started to return to the show with last Monday's show (13 June), also at 9pm, attracting 4.2 million (18.4%).

Amongst the commercially important demographic of 16-34 year-olds the entire series averaged a share of 25.3%.

The ITV1 show easily saw off the challenge from Channel 4's Big Brother. C4's own reality show, at 10pm, managed to attract 3.4 million (18.5%). Earlier at 9pm, Time Team Specialgained 1.5 million (7%).

The high profile shows on C4 or ITV1 though could not match BBC1. The penultimate episode of New Tricksadded an extra 500,000 viewers from the previous week to average 7 million (32.2%) while the Ten O'Clock Newshad 5.6 million (27.3%).

Earlier in peaktime BBC1 launched its new series Geldof in Africaat 7.30pm. The first in a six-part series presented by campaigner Bob Geldof gained 2 million (11.6%). It faced stern competition though from ITV1 with an edition of Coronation Streetwith 9.2 million (53.4%). The later episode of the soap an hour later had 9 million (44%).

EastEnderspulled-in the viewers to BBC1 at 8pm with 8.6 million (46.7%).

Five's first 90-minute history show Stonehenge? Livetook a steady 900,000 (4.5%) at 7.30pm while C4's final Spirituality Shopperat 8pm took 500,000 (2.4%).

BBC2's extensive live tennis coverage from the first day's play at Wimbledon proved to be a hit with viewers. The three hour coverage from 5.35pm averaged 1.3 million (8%). The channel's three hour afternoon coverage from noon picked-up 700,000 (13%).

BBC1's own afternoon coverage from 1.40pm was supported by 1.6 million (24.5%).

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