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'Coronation Street' launches 'Big Week' with 8.7m

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Terry is feeling remorseful, but when the loan shark Rick barges his way into the flat demanding more money, Tommy realises that Terry is in deeper trouble than he originally thought

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Coronation Street topped the soap ratings on Monday evening (May 7) with the launch of its heavily-promoted 'Big Week', overnight figures show.

Coronation Street pulled in 8.7m (33.2%) at 9pm and 363k (1.8%) on +1 as Terry, Tommy and Tina faced trouble with loan shark Rick Neelan.

EastEnders, meanwhile, slipped to 5.56m (21.7%) at 7.30pm against tough competition from the second Britain's Got Talent live show. However, BBC Three's repeat screening had a strong 1.08m (5.3%) at 10pm.

Emmerdale interested 6.58m (29.3%) at 7pm as Declan carried on interfering in Megan's personal life, adding 175k (0.7%) on timeshift.

Hollyoaks managed 838k (4.1%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as Doug's confusion continued, while E4's first look had 518k (2.3%) at 7pm.

Over on Channel 5, Neighbours appealed to 662k (5.9%) at 1.20pm and 918k (4.9%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 831k (4.1%) at 6pm and a strong 601k (2.9%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.

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