From 7.30pm on BBC One, 10.21m (43.5%) watched as long-running character Charlie Slater left Albert Square in the aftermath of the funeral. A further 943k (4.5%) tuned in to watch BBC Three's repeat screening from 10pm.
Coronation Street was the second most-watched soap of the evening, pulling in 9.61m (37%) from 8.30pm for Peter's big fall out with Leanne.
A double bill of Emmerdale - focused on the aftermath of the arson attack - averaged 8.6m (38.8%) from 7pm and 9.02m (36.5%) from 8pm.
Meanwhile, the big day of Lee and Leanne's wedding on Hollyoaks was seen by 1.23m (5.7%) from 6.30pm, before 373k (1.7%) tuned in for E4's first look from 7pm.
Earlier in the day, Doctors pulled in 1.83m (23.2%) on BBC One from 1.45pm, while Neighbours took 846k (10.6%) on Channel 5. The Neighbours repeat took 1.18m (7.1%) from 5.30pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional