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'Emmerdale' ahead of 'EastEnders' in Tuesday clash

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Emmerdale edged ahead of EastEnders as the two soaps went head-to-head on Tuesday evening (January 22), but both shows had their premiere screenings dented by the clash, overnight figures show.

Emmerdale's hour-long episode, which saw Debbie forced to make a deal with Dom after conning him, averaged 6.99m (28.9%) from 7pm on ITV, adding 313k (1.3%) on +1.

6456: Cain is seething when he discovers Debbie has agreed to give Dom 10% of the business

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Tanya interrogates Max about Kirsty.

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EastEnders, meanwhile, pulled in 6.59m (26.0%) at 7.30pm on BBC One as Tanya kicked Max out of their family home.

During the 30-minute clash period itself, Emmerdale had 6.67m (26.5%), while EastEnders' repeat screening brought 776k (4.6%) to BBC Three at 10.30pm.

Rosie Marcel as Jac Naylor on Holby City

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Jazmine Franks as Esther Bloom in Hollyoaks

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Elsewhere, Holby City interested 5.01m (20.2%) at 8pm on BBC One with the concluding part of 'Push The Button'.

Hollyoaks continued to be boosted by the Esther storyline as 1.21m (5.3%) watched the aftermath of her suicide attempt at 6.30pm on Channel 4, while E4's first look had 879k (3.8%) at 7pm and 111k (0.5%) on +1.

Over on Channel 5, Neighbours entertained 768k (9.2%) at 1.45pm and 925k (5.1%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away managed 715k (3.4%) at 6pm and 455k (2.0%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.

Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors was seen by 1.67m (20.1%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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