Hollyoaks was seen by 715k (3.3%) on E4 from 7pm and 138k (0.6%) on +1, as Silas tellingly dressed as the Grim Reaper for Fright Night at Chez Chez.
The previous episode, featuring Silas's new clue setting up a number of characters as potential victims, appealed to 1.2m (5.9%) on Channel 4 from 6.30pm and 104k (0.5%) on timeshift.
Coronation Street was the top soap of the night, attracting 8.01m (33.9%) for ITV1 from 8.30pm and 233k (1%) on ITV1+1, as things went horribly wrong for John after Kevin rescued Rosie.
On BBC One, EastEnders appealed to 7.91m (35.1%) from 7.30pm for Yusef's attempt to manipulate Christian, while Pat sent Norman packing. A further 683k (3.4%) saw BBC Three's repeat screening from 10pm.
Emmerdale grabbed 6.98m (32%) on ITV1 from 7pm as Moira and Cain shared an unexpected kiss. The rural soap pulled in 7.07m (33.2%) on ITV1 from 8pm and 218k (1%) on +1 for Moira's guilt after she cheated on John with Cain.
Earlier in the day, Doctors entertained 1.48m (18.8%) on BBC One from 1.45pm, while Neighbours had 656k (8.3%) on Channel 5. The Aussie drama's repeat screening was watched by 1.08m (6.9%) from 5.30pm.
Home and Away appealed to 824k (4.5%) on Channel 5 from 6pm, and 5*'s first look at the next episode pulled in 517k (2.5%) from 6.30pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional