Future of Big Brother said to be in jeopardy as show starts with "worst viewing figures yet"
Big Brother ratings are down and viewers aren't happy about this year's line-up.
According to The Daily Star, 1.5 million viewers tuned in for the opening show, marking a considerable drop on last year.
It seems that the numbers are 300,000 down on the 2015 opening night and 600,000 down from the first episode of the 2014 series.
The lineup has been criticised with some questioning why a number of the contestants have been on reality shows before when this is Big Brother and not the celebrity version.
Didn't even know #BigBrother was on! Then I read the line up... No thank you? most have a claim to fame already, bring back regular people!
— Nikki (@Niksta22) June 9, 2016
#BigBrother please just go back to original format normal people having fun!!!
— tracy wigley (@harristracy121) June 9, 2016
@bbuk can we not just go back to having people who are just normal l! This isn't celebrity big brother
— Lauren Atkins (@lozboz3463) June 9, 2016
Others aren't happy about all the twists this year, including two houses and two sets of housemates.
— C-Dunc (@freakychris_d) June 7, 2016
Turned on big brother to see what the twist is. Why do people watch this shit. Truly horrible tv
— Ally (@prince_ally1) June 8, 2016
Let's hope things improve as the show continues...
Main image via Channel 5/ Twitter Emma Willis