Channel 5 is enjoying the battle of rating, thanks to its explosive new series.

Following a very strong launch on 7th January (which consolidated at 3.6 million viewers and 16 percent share*), Channel 5 is delighted to announce Celebrity Big Brother’s highest performing weekend on record, since the series moved to the channel in 2011.

On Friday 16th January, 2.9 million viewers (13.2 percent share) tuned in to watch Chloe Goodman get evicted and awaited the shock arrival Katie Price. On Saturday 17th January, 2.5 million viewers (11.4 percent share) witnessed the clash between Perez Hilton and Alexander O’Neal.

On Sunday 18th January, 3.2 million viewers (13.2 percent share) watched Alexander O’Neal choose to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House.

This explosive series has also been the number 1 tweeted about television show each day since launch.

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All weekend figures are based on BARB live data including Channel 5 +1 and Channel 5 HD. *Launch figure taken from consolidated BARB data including Channel 5 +1 and Channel 5 HD.