Massive numbers tune in to Big Brother Final on TV3.

17th Jul 15 | TV News

Almost half a million people tuned into TV3 to watch last night’s Big Brother final. The final episode of the series reached an impressive 458,800 people, with a 15.96% share of the available viewing population.

Last night’s Big Brother final was a ratings hit for TV3 Group, rounding off the show’s incredible performance across the series. The finale reached an impressive 458,800 people as Chloe Wilburn was crowned the 2015 winner. With an average of 224,700 viewers across the episode, the last in the series held a 15.96% share of the available viewing population.


It was the most popular night of the series for Adults 15-44 with a share of 20.00%, while it also performed extremely well for Adults 15-24 with a 27.74% share.


Big Brother 2015 wasn’t short on controversy or drama, and more often than not, Irish housemates Marc O’Neill and Jade Lynch were in the thick of it. Across the series, an average of 131,700 people tuned in each night across TV3, 3e and TV3+1, while TV3’s daily reach was 245,700 per episode.


Hosted by Emma Willis, this year’s Big Brother saw the house embark on a ‘Timebomb’ theme with a Mad Men-influenced, '60s-style deco. As Big Brother had full reign over time in the house, viewers were treated to a couple of blasts from the past with Big Brother legends Nikki Grahame, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Brian Belo and Helen Wood re-entering the house.


The main show and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side brought in 2.677 million viewers across TV3, TV3+1 and 3e during the run of the series, proving to very popular with Irish audiences.


Speaking about the ratings success, a spokesperson for TV3 said: “This year has proved that after ten years on air the beast that is Big Brother is alive and well. For 3e and TV3 it has been a brilliant addition to our schedule with the ratings growing each night, and it’s not over yet! Celebrity Big Brother will be on our screens soon with, we’re sure, even more hilarious stand out moments.”


The regular folk may have served their time, but now the celebrities must enter the Big Brother house. The fly-on-the-wall fun will return in August as Emma Willis invites a fresh group of famous faces to move in together. With the rumour mill already in full swing, the first Celebrity Big Brother to air on TV3 won’t be one to miss.

Catch up now on 3player

Catch the Big Brother Final again tonight from 10.30pm on 3e.


‘Celebrity Big Brother’ will air on TV3 this August.