British version of Love Island a hit at home and in Australia

• The close to 60-episode season five has just wrapped in the UK with record ratings.

National Nine News is not the only hit show Nine screens daily at 6pm. Season five of the British version of Love Island has been screening daily at 6pm on 9Now. The close to 60-episode season five has just wrapped in the UK with record ratings.

It is also a big hit on 9Now. In OzTAM’s VPM ratings the series has been ranking #1 most days it screens and in the ratings for BVOD viewing for the last week Love Island has taken six of the top seven spots. The only show with a bigger VPM audience in Australia is The Handmaid’s Tale screened by SBS On Demand.

The top 5 UK episodes of Love Island screened in the past week all have a VPM rating over 100,000 (average number of connected devices).

By comparison, the most popular shows on other BVOD platforms in the past week (July 23-29, 2019) are:

SBS On Demand: The Handmaid’s Take 241,000 (VPM Rating)
ABC: Mad As Hell 43,000
Seven: Home And Away 75,000
10: Australian Survivor 66,000
Foxtel: Big Little Lies 58,000

The Love Island final on ITV had a record UK audience 3.6 million viewers as Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea were crowned the surprise winners.

A further 400,000 streamed the final on mobile devices.w

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