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'EastEnders Live' peaks at 16.6m

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'EastEnders Live' peaks at 16.6m
EastEnders' live anniversary edition averaged just under 15m last night and peaked at 16.6m in the final five minutes.

The half-hour live broadcast, which saw Bradley plummet to his death from the roof of The Vic before Stacey was unveiled as Archie's killer, pulled in an average of 14.91m (54.6%). The number peaked at 16.58m (59.4%) between 8.25pm and 8.30pm. BBC Three's repeat showing from 10.30pm added a further 1.42m (7.7%).

The George Lamb-fronted BBC Three reaction show EastEnders Live: The Aftermath drew 4.3m (15.9%) in the hour from 8.30pm and was by far the most-watched multichannel programme of the day. The figures were also BBC Three's best ever ratings and the highest ever ratings for a multichannel programme. A further 1.21m (9.4%) caught the repeat from 11pm.

Coronation Street's double bill, during which Gail told Tina the truth about Joe and the police arrived on the Street to question Gail, drew 9.94m (41%) and 8.63m (31.3%) at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

ITV2's repeats in the hour from 11.40pm added 142k (1.4%) and 212k (4.8%) respectively.

Emmerdale's offering took 7.48m (34%).

BBC One's daily dose of Doctors, yesterday titled 'Bad Abba', averaged 1.82m (20.2%) at its usual time of 1.45pm.

Five's Australian hour began at 5.30pm with 1.55m (9.7%) tuning in for Neighbours, before 1.1m (5.8%) caught Home and Away.

Fiver's first look at Home and Away took 563k (2.8%), while Neighbours' repeat at 7pm added 158k (0.7%).

Hollyoaks' latest screening at 6.30pm on Channel 4 was watched by 1.13m (5.6%), while E4's first look managed 408k (1.9%).

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

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