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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