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7.7m for Monday's 'Emmerdale'

Hannah catches Holly buying drugs


Emmerdale attracted its best numbers since the spring, with nearly 7.7m on Monday evening, early viewing figures show.

The village soap secured 7.65m (35.2%) for an episode centred around Holly's selfish actions.

Coronation Street, however, was the most-watched soap of the night, managing respectable audiences of 9.41m (39.6%) for Becky and Steve's unwelcome visitors and 9.33m (37%) for Audrey's commitment to David.

Carol's suicidal behaviour in EastEnders was seen by 9.13m (36.4%), adding a further 910k (4.5%) for BBC Three at 10pm.

Elsewhere, the first instalment of a special week in Hollyoaks grabbed 1.08m (5.3%), and 253k (1%) at 9.30pm, then Hollyoaks Later returned to 447k (1.8%). Meanwhile, earlier in the day, medical drama Doctors averaged 1.36m (17.7%).

Channel 5's Australian soaps hour lost its momentum from last week: Neighbours put in 881k (11.3%) at 1.45pm, and 1.28m (8.5%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away picked up 349k (4.9%) at 2.15pm, and 902k (4.9%) at 6pm, after which Fiver's first look had 423k (2.1%).

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