Can someone please tell me why hills and sports book have settled this market when the official figures are not released until Monday ? I know the overnight figures were 3.6 million but were still waiting for online numbers as they changed the way viewer rating were calculated this series...which now includes itv hub via mobiles, tablets and pc’s.
The bet was worded ‘love island 2019 final to average higher UK viewing figures than the Wimbledon men’s final (6 million)’ Which was 3/1
Love Island 2019 set for highest ratings ever after pulling almost 6MILLION viewers Change to TV ratings system gives already popular show another huge boost
Love Island 2019 is on course to be the highest-rating series yet after almost 6MILLION viewers watched the launch episode.
The ITV2 dating contest is known for its phenomenal success, with last year's series averaging just shy of 4million
However, its viewing figures have now shot up even higher thanks to a change in how they are calculated.
The latest run is the first to air since BARB, the body that measures television audiences, began including online catch-up services in consolidated ratings.
Therefore, the data now accounts for fans who stream their favourite programmes on demand, as well as those who watch recordings.
This has made a huge difference to Love Island's already eye-watering numbers.
Today, BARB released consolidated ratings for the start of series five - with the launch episode attracting a whopping total of 5.9MILLION viewers.
4.58million tuned in on televisions - already up over half a million on last year's premiere.
A further 1.33million watched on their computers, smartphones and tablets via ITV Hub.
Overall, the first week averaged 5.65million viewers (excluding the Saturday 'Unseen Bits' episode).
Love Island 2019 - week one consolidated ratings Monday 3rd June (Launch) - 5.9million viewers Tuesday 4th June - 5.6million viewers Wednesday 5th June - 5.74million viewers Thursday 6th June - 5.55million viewers Friday 7th June - 5.69million viewers Sunday 9th June - 5.44million viewers These figures only cover 7 days of catch-up, so they'll rise even further when 28-day data is released in the weeks ahead.
this explains the change, surely i have a case ?Love Island 2019 set for highest ratings ever after pulling almost 6MILLION viewersChange to TV ratings system gives already popular show another huge boostLove Island 2019 is on course to be the highes