Big Brother VIP ratings: Finale bombs with just 311,000 metro viewers


Big Brother VIP ends with a whimper as viewers tune out for the finale that saw Luke Toki crowned the winner


Big Brother VIP drew record-low numbers during Tuesday night’s finale.

The last episode delivered the lowest ratings of the entire season, with just 311,000 metro viewers tuning in for the winner announcement.

This was the latest in a series of disappointing milestones for the big-budget reality show, hosted by Sonia Kruger.

Disappointing: Big Brother VIP ended with a whimper on Tuesday night as viewers tuned out for the season finale. Pictured: host Sonia Kruger

The show failed to reach more than 380,000 viewers in the five capital cities this season, and usually ranked as the third or fourth most-watched show of the night.

Tuesday’s finale saw Luke Toki crowned the winner.

The former Australian Survivor star couldn’t hide his excitement as his name was read out by Sonia, after winning the most votes from the public ahead of finalists Ellie Gonsalves and Josh Carroll.

Results: The last episode delivered the lowest ratings of the entire season, with just 311,000 metro viewers tuning in for the winner announcement. Pictured: Luke Toki and Ellie Gonsalves

Results: The last episode delivered the lowest ratings of the entire season, with just 311,000 metro viewers tuning in for the winner announcement. Pictured: Luke Toki and Ellie Gonsalves

He won $100,000 for his chosen charity, the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Research, a cause which is close to his heart.

Luke’s two eldest boys, Lennox, 10, and Nate, eight, have autism, while his daughter, two-year-old Madeline, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after being born.

Upon learning of his win, Luke said: ‘It’s so great that I now get to go back to Perth Children’s Hospital with a big stack of cash.’ 

Champion: The Big Brother VIP finale saw Luke Toki (pictured) crowned the winner

Champion: The Big Brother VIP finale saw Luke Toki (pictured) crowned the winner

As he thanked viewers for their votes, Luke added: ‘This one’s for you! I’ve finally done it, I’ve won something and thank you for everyone that’s supported me.

‘I will remember this moment forever.’

Channel Seven filmed three alternate endings for the finale, which wasn’t recorded live due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Options: Channel Seven filmed three alternate endings for the finale, which wasn't recorded live due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pictured from left: finalists Luke, Ellie and Josh Carroll

Options: Channel Seven filmed three alternate endings for the finale, which wasn’t recorded live due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pictured from left: finalists Luke, Ellie and Josh Carroll

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk