Zainab Masood's sad Albert Square departure was watched by 8.04m (34.3%), while BBC Three's 10.30pm repeat grabbed 485,000 (3.1%).
While the figure shows a 200k rise for the soap week-on-week, Zainab's split from Masood on Thursday attracted a greater audience.
Coronation Street still topped the night, however, picking up 8.94m (38.7%) for its 7.30pm edition. Some 8.21m (33.9%) returned to Weatherfield as Tyrone and Fiz fled Manchester in the second half of the double bill at 8.30pm (+1: 154k).
Earlier in the day, Doctors took 1.57m (20.9%) at 1.45pm, while Neighbours pulled in 734k (9.7%) but added 903k (5.5%) later on at 5.30pm.
Home and Away followed Neighbours on Channel 5 at 6pm with 679k (3.6%), after which 5*'s first look had 417k (2%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional