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'Emmerdale' wedding pips 'EastEnders' in Thursday ratings

Paddy and Rhona are wed


Emmerdale just edged EastEnders in the Thursday soap ratings when comparing first showings, overnight data shows.

Paddy and Rhona's big wedding attracted 5.04m (27.3%) at 7pm (+1: 114k/0.5%), after which 5.01m (20.4%) returned for Marlon's buzz-killing revelation at 8pm (+1: 244k/1%).

Shirley's proposal to Phil in EastEnders took 4.98m (23.7%) at 7.30pm, but added 658k (5.2%) for BBC Three's 10pm repeat.

Coronation Street was top dog with 5.82m (22.9%) at 8.30pm (+1: 366k/1.6%). All three primetime soaps were affected by BBC One's popular Olympics coverage.

Doug's lying in Hollyoaks was witnessed by 633k (3.8%) at 6.30pm, then E4's first look grabbed 387k (2.1%).

Neighbours continued with an aggregated audience of 1.2m - drawing 469k (6%) at 1.45pm and 735k (5.7%) at 5.30pm.

Home and Away's classic repeats enthralled 164k (1.1%) and 153k (0.9%) in the 6pm hour.

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