Coronation Street pulled in 8.69m (39.6%) at 7.30pm and 145k (0.6%) on +1 as Audrey's health took a turn for the worse at the salon, while 8.77m (36.2%) watched at 8.30pm and 287k (1.2%) on timeshift as the businesswoman was rushed to hospital.
EastEnders, meanwhile, attracted 7.87m (34.3%) at 8pm as Shirley's troubles continued. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 621k (3.3%) at 10pm.
Emmerdale interested 6.88m (33.6%) at 7pm as Zak left Lisa worrying about his health, while 150k (0.7%) watched on +1.
Hollyoaks grabbed 1.07m (5.5%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as Ste caused problems for Amy and Ally, before E4's first look appealed to 484k (2.3%) at 7pm.
Over on Channel 5, Neighbours managed 761k (10.4%) at 1.45pm and 875k (5.6%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 727k (3.9%) at 6pm and 507k (2.6%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, the launch of Doctors' Shakespeare week was seen by 1.63m (22.4%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional