Monday's visit to Albert Square, which saw Lucas hold Denise hostage in a cellar, averaged 9.05m (38.9%). BBC Three's repeat added a further 973k (4.6%).
Coronation Street, meanwhile, pulled in a respectable 8.63m (39%) and 8.78m (37.4%) as Colin Fishwick demanded John Stape give his identity back.
Emmerdale notched up 6.73m (33.8%) for Sam Dingle's unearthing of Mark Wylde's body.
Carl's frustrations in Hollyoaks appealed to 1.18m (6.3%), and a further 473k (2.4%) watched E4's first look.
Neighbours and Doctors had 1.32m (9.7%) and 1.51m (19.1%) respectively, while Home and Away averaged 903k (5.3%). Fiver'sfirst look put in 514k (2.8%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional