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Sam Mitchell's Walford return seen by 7.6m

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Sam Mitchell's Walford return seen by 7.6m
Danniella Westbrook's return to EastEnders as Sam Mitchell was seen by an average of 7.6m on Friday evening, edging Coronation Street for the first time since the beginning of June.

The Walford soap's final episode of the week drew 7.56m (35.7%) at 8pm, while BBC Three's repeat showing at 10pm added a further 571k (3.1%).

Meanwhile, Coronation Street's double bill, during which Sally held a belated birthday party for Kevin and Claire banned herself and Ashley from having sex, was seen by 7.5m (37.7%) and 7.1m (31.8%).

ITV2's repeats from 1am added 157k (4.6%) and 188k (7.1%) respectively.

Michael's revelation to Debbie that he's seeing another woman in Emmerdale was watched by 5.91m (32%) at 7pm.

Doctors' episode, titled 'Shadow', averaged 1.55m (20.5%) at its usual time of 1.45pm.

Five's edition of Neighbours put in 1.37m (10.3%) at 5.30pm, while Fiver's 7pm repeat added 174k (1%).

Hollyoaks' final offering of the week interested 1.26m (7.1%) at 6.30pm, before E4's first look logged 413k (2.4%).

Home and Away dipped below the million mark only five days after returning from its summer break, averaging 981k (6.2%) at 6pm. Fiver's first look had 479k (3%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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