Love Island attracts record breaking audience for ITV2

ITV2 secured its highest ever audience last night, as 2.9 million viewers tuned into Love Island.

The final, which aired between 9pm and 10.35pm, was watched by an average of 2.6 million people, a 12.5% share of the total TV audience.

Younger viewers have driven Love Island’s success. Last night’s show was watched by an average of 690,000 16- to 24-year-olds, a 52.3% share of the demographic watching TV at that time last night.

Last year, 1.3 million viewers watched the final, an overall share of 6.9%. In 2015, the first series final attracted an average of 737,000 people, a 3.9% share.

Last night's show beat BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build, which attracted an average of 2 million viewers from 9pm to 10pm, a 9.3% share.

ITV’s main channel aired a documentary about the late Diana, princess of Wales, Diana Our Mother Her Life and Legacy, between 9pm and 10.30pm. The show pulled in 6.9 million viewers, a 33% share, and peaked with an audience of 7.4 million.

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