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Love Island ratings: Love Island 2019 first episode scores highest ever viewing figures

LOVE Island 2019 kicked off last night to amazing ratings, as it became the highest scoring ever opening of the ITV2 show.

Love Island 2019 episode one aired yesterday to huge success.

In fact, it was the ITV2 show’s highest ever opening with a massive 3.3million viewers tuning in.

The show came under fire for its “lack of body diversity” in the line up, but viewers still rushed to see the opening episode.

The 90 minute episode performed better than season four’s equivalent, which drew in an average of 2.9million viewers.

At its peak a massive 488,000 watched live on the ITV Hub.

It also became the most watched show of the year for 16 to 24 year olds.

In the episode we witnessed the new Islanders couple up and coin new catchphrases such as “it is what it is”.

After the coupling ceremony we had our first couples – Lucie and Joe, Amber and Callum, Amy and Anton, Yewande and Michael, and Anna and Sherif.

We were also introduced to the first love triangle drama between Lucie, Joe and Anton.

In an attempt to shake things up ITV also threw in two late arrivals into the mix – Curtis and Tommy.

Brothers of Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard and boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury respectively, they’re set to shake things up by poaching girls.

In tonight’s episode the pair will break couples up by choosing a girl to couple up with.

Unlike the premiere, the second episode will be reduced to just an hour and five minutes.

Love Island returns tonight, June 4 at 9pm on ITV2.

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