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'Emmerdale' dips below 5m due to London 2012

Amy is horrified to find Kerry at the bar with Caine.


Emmerdale's ratings dipped below five million on Friday night for the first time in nearly two months.

Amy Wyatt's ultimatum to mum Kerry was seen by 4.67m (21.2%) at 7pm (+1: 219k/0.9%), while double the audience were tuned in to the start of BBC One's evening Olympics coverage.

Coronation Street's double bill led the soap ratings with 5.91m (24.2%) at 7.30pm (+1: 175k/0.7%) and 6.37m (24.8%) at 8.30pm (+1: 265k/1.1%).

Elsewhere, Hollyoaks mustered 659k (3.3%) at 6.30pm, after which E4's first look grabbed 393k (1.8%).

Neighbours held up well with 617k (5.9%) at 1.45pm and 765k (5.8%) at 5.30pm.

Meanwhile, 5*'s latest classic Home and Away episodes entertained 167k (0.9%) and 167k (0.8%).

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