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'Emmerdale' leads 'Enders in clash

John can't cope any longer and walks out, leaving the Bartons


Emmerdale beat EastEnders as the two soaps clashed on Thursday evening.

Between 7.30pm and 8pm, when the pair went head-to-head, the village serial had 8.01m (30.5%) for John and Moira's marriage crisis, while 6.68m (25.4%) watched Ian punch Masood in Albert Square.

Over the full hour, Emmerdale averaged 8.08m (31.5%), then Tyrone's shock discovery in Coronation Street was seen by 9.93m (38.1%) at 8pm.

Channel 4's Hollyoaks took 1.15m (4.7%) and 478k (1.9%) for E4's first look, while Doctors - affected by the cold weather - climbed again to 2.12m (20.9%).

Elsewhere, Neighbours delivered 901k (8.8%) at 1.45pm and 1.44m (7.7%) at 5.30pm to Channel 5, while Home and Away brought in respective audiences of 462k (4.9%), 865k (3.9%) and 562k (2.3%) for Fiver's first look.

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