Date: 18th September 2000

Big Brother Sets Ratings Record In UK

Although a disappointment on U.S. TV, Big Brother has set a viewing record in Britain, with overnight ratings indicating that the final episode on Friday was watched by 56 percent of the country's available television audience.

Meanwhile,, the official Web site for the U.S. version reportedly attracted 4.25 million visitors in July, thereby winning Media Metrix's award for top newcomer site.

Source: Studio Briefing