Reality TV

Survival of the Fittest’s ratings nosedive as second episode airs

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ITV2’s brand new reality TV series Survival of the Fittest has suffered a ratings blow, just two days into the new series.

The show, which pits Men and Women against each other, opened to 664,000 viewers on Sunday night and peaked with 825k, making it the biggest original new series launch on ITV2 since The Keith Lemon Sketch Show.

However, according to, episode two seen ratings plummet to just 380,000 – down 284,000 on the previous night, and pulling just a 1.8% share.

In last nights episode viewers seen Tia become the first girl to be officially eliminated after she was given the boot from The Lodge by the Boys team.

Dani Mas Dyer had to pull out of the competition after she dislocated her shoulder during a challenge with Callum, forcing bosses to replace her with new girl Lottie.

Survival of the Fittest continues tonight on ITV2 and 3e from 9pm.

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