The ITV1 drama attracted 7.69m (39.0%) at 7.30pm and 125k (0.6%) on +1 as Paul asked Eileen to join him at Lesley's funeral, while tensions at the service were witnessed by 7.7m (34.3%) at 8.30pm and 202k (0.9%) on timeshift.
EastEnders, meanwhile, pulled in 7.38m (34.9%) at 8pm - up 220k week-on-week - with the aftermath of Ian's disappearance. BBC Three's repeat screening was seen by 760k (3.9%) at 10pm.
Emmerdale interested 5.76m (33.3%) at 7pm as Alicia landed herself in hot water by lashing out at Val, while 131k (0.6%) tuned in on ITV1+1.
Hollyoaks managed 835k (5.3%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as news of Silas hit the front pages, while Doug's ongoing storyline brought 467k (2.7%) to E4's first look at 7pm.
Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 545k (10.0%) at 1.45pm and 785k (6.5%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 684k (4.7%) at 6pm and 448k (2.8%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, Howard Bellamy's arrival in Doctors was seen by 1.09m (20.1%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional