Warm weather has affected all the soaps this week, but its later edition - which saw Carla try to bribe Leanne over Simon - grabbed 7.65m (37.7%) and 281k on ITV1 +1.
Meanwhile at 7.30pm, Tyrone's fury at Kirsty's violence was seen by 7.11m, commanding an impressive share of 40.3% at 7.30pm, with an extra 138k watching on timeshift.
EastEnders logged 5.97m (32.1%) at 8pm and and 622k (3.4%) for 10pm's BBC Three repeat for Ian Beale's disastrous wedding day.
The EastEnders Omnibus, which aired at midnight, took an increased audience of 333k (8%).
E4's Hollyoaks first look held up with 311k (2%) half an hour after Channel 4's edition. Doctors averaged 1.1m (20.7%) at 1.45pm.
Elsewhere, the latest instalment of Neighbours mustered 489k (4.2%) at lunchtime and 688k (6%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away claimed 643k (4.9%) and 386k (2.7%) watched 5*'s first look.
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BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional