‘Love Island USA’ becomes Peacock’s most-streamed unscripted show

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Reality dating show Love Island USA has become Peacock’s most streamed unscripted original series in its first three weeks.

The show has also had the third largest original launch overall on the streaming platform since its debut on 19 July, according to NBCUniversal-owned Peacock.

The popular format moved to Peacock from linear service CBS earlier this year, with the streamer placing a two season order – the second of which will launch in 2023.

The show, which ran for three seasons on CBS, is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company, and based on the UK format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group.

The format is an unscripted reality romance and competition series in which a group of “glamorous singles” look for love while living together in a beautiful villa.

Hosted by actress Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and narrated by UK comedian Iain Stirling, the show follows islanders as temptations rise and drama ensues when they are forced to decide if they want to remain with their current partners or “recouple” with someone new.

“Love Island USA is clearly resonating with fans and the audience continues to grow with each episode, so we are very excited by the incredible start to the series,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

“The rest of this season will not disappoint – more sexy challenges, unexpected twists at the infamous Casa Amor and the organic drama that fans crave.”

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