Love Island 2022 final scores 100,000 more viewers than last year as 3.4 million tune in to see Davide and Ekin-Su crowned as winners
The Love Island 2022 finale was watched by 3.4 million viewers across ITV2 and ITV Hub, up 100,000 compared to last year.
This makes it the biggest finale for the show since 2019, averaging 2.7 million viewers across its run.
The 2019 series was eventually won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea.
Increase: The Love Island 2022 finale was watched by 3.4 million viewers across ITV2 and ITV Hub, up 100,000 compared to last year
But, it was a significant decrease from the opening episode of the season, which saw a whopping five million viewers tuning in.
The eighth series has broken records in streaming, however, having over 250 million streams across the season.
This makes it the most watched series ever on ITV’s streaming platform ITV Hub.
Popular: This makes it the biggest finale for the show since 2019, averaging 2.7 million viewers across its run
It comes after Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022.
As the news was announced, emotional Ekin-Su, 27, jumped into her Italian beau’s arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide exclaimed he ‘couldn’t believe it’.
Congratulations rushed in for genetically-blessed couple Ekin-Su and Davide as viewers celebrated their win on social media, admitting that they thought the ‘right couple had won’.
The couple finished ahead of Gemma Owen, 19, and Luca Bish, 23, who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the money, with bosses deciding to ditch the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end for the first time in the history of the ITV2 show.
In previous years, winners have picked an envelope which either has the prize money or nothing enclosed, with one person in the couple being given the £50,000 with the option to ‘split or steal’ the cash.
This year, host Laura Whitmore, 37, announced during Monday night’s live final they would automatically be sharing the money as producers opted to scrap the tradition which has been in place since series one.
Winner winner! It comes after Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022