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'Coronation Street' Lesley drama attracts 8.2m

Amy is off school for the day and Tracy has sent her into the yard for some fresh air. Lesley is left alone and spots Amy, offering to take her to the park


Coronation Street remained the most-watched soap on Friday evening (March 30) with the latest developments in the Paul, Eileen and Lesley storyline.

The ITV1 show pulled in 7.75m (37.8%) at 7.30pm (+1: 133k/0.6%) as Lesley disappeared with Amy, while 8.21m (35.2%) tuned in at 8.30pm (+1: 173k/0.8%) to see Eileen reach breaking point.

Meanwhile, a Queen Vic tribute for the late Heather Trott in EastEnders attracted 7.73m (35.6%) at 7.30pm. BBC Three's 10pm repeat had 616k (3.2%).

Emmerdale logged a steady 6.35m (34.6%) at 7pm for its final edition of the week, adding a further 160k (0.7%) on ITV1 +1 an hour later.

Hollyoaks had its lowest audience of the year so far as George's big decision was seen by 692k (4.2%) at 6.30pm, then E4's first look grabbed 345k (1.9%).

Neighbours pulled in respective audiences of 618k (10.6%) at lunchtime and 858k (6.5%) in the evening, while Home and Away took 690k (4.4%) and 411k (2.5%) then tuned in for 5*'s first look.

Meanwhile, Doctors got 1.19m (20.6%) at 1.45pm for an episode titled 'Dinosaurs'.

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