The ITV1 soap pulled in 7.43m (35.1%) at 7pm with the build-up to this evening's live episode, adding 268k (1.1%) on +1.
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EastEnders was the most-watched soap of the day, attracting 7.68m (33.5%) at 7.30pm on BBC One with Christian and Syed's wedding. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 556k (3.8%) at 10.30pm.
Also on BBC One, Holby City entertained 5.08m (19.6%) at 8pm with an episode titled 'The Third Way'.
Hollyoaks appealed to 1.07m (5.3%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as Martha returned to the village, while E4's first look had 512k (2.4%) at 7pm and 105k (0.4%) on timeshift.
Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 702k (9.9%) at 1.45pm and 1.04m (6.8%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away managed 854k (4.7%) at 6pm and 540k (2.7%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors was seen by 1.43m (20.2%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional