The Walford soap pulled in 7.68m (36.2%) at 7.30pm on BBC One as Phil made an emotional plea for Ian to keep Ben's guilty secret. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 763k (3.9%) at 10pm.
Coronation Street, meanwhile, attracted 7.6m (32.7%) at 8.30pm and 214k (0.9%) on +1 as Nick spotted Kylie at a lap-dancing bar.
Emmerdale interested 6.37m (32.1%) at 7pm and 178k (0.8%) on timeshift as Megan's son Robbie arrived at Home Farm, while 6.66m (30.1%) watched at 8pm and 175k (0.8%) on +1 to see the pair's showdown.
Hollyoaks managed 779k (4.3%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with the aftermath of Joel's stabbing, while E4's first look appealed to 542k (2.7%) at 7pm.
Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 630k (9.3%) at 1.45pm and 936k (6.5%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 753k (4.4%) at 6pm and 506k (2.8%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors - titled 'My Cherie Amour' - was seen by 1.36m (20.1%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional