Love Island is back and it returned with its biggest launch audience ever.
3.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Caroline Flack welcome the latest batch of islanders to the Spanish villa to begin a summer of love, drama, and relationships.
The figure is up from last year’s launch figure of 3 million but down from the 3.6 million that tuned in to the series four finale. It was also the highest rated show of the year for 16-24-year-old viewers with 622,000 viewers.
The rating success comes as America is getting to launch their own version of the show over on CBS next month.
Love Island continues nightly on ITV 2 at 9 pm.