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'EastEnders' momentum continues as Heather murder search intensifies

Linda Henry as Shirley Carter in EastEnders


EastEnders ended the week on over eight million viewers, according to overnight data.

Friday night's episode, in which Shirley realised Andrew did not kill Heather, scored 8.15m (35.4%) at 8pm and 889k (4.4%) on BBC Three.

Including BBC Three's showing, it represents a 1.4m increase on last week's ratings.

The EastEnders omnibus, moved from Sunday afternoons, aired from midnight to 2am with an audience of 374k (8.5%).

However, Coronation Street stayed atop the soap ratings with 8.38m (38.5%) at 7.30pm (+1: 124k/0.5%) and 8.11m (33.9%) for its second instalment 8.30pm (+1: 193k/0.8%).

Emmerdale grabbed 6.59m (33.4%) at 7pm (+1: 134k/0.6%), while Hollyoaks took 828k (4.5%) and 414k (2.1%) at 7pm for E4's first look.

Neighbours pulled in 559k (7.4%) at 1.45pm and 903k (6.2%) at 5.30pm for Channel 5, while Home and Away mustered 698k (4.1%) and 498k (2.7%) for 5*'s first look.

Finally, Doctors logged 1.38m (18.5%) for BBC One.

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