The ITV1 drama pulled in 7.54m (33.5%) at 8.30pm as Tommy started to crack under the pressure of Rick Neelan's demands, while 258k (1.2%) watched an hour later on +1.
EastEnders, meanwhile, entertained 7m (34.9%) at 7.30pm on BBC One as Phil helped to search for Ian. BBC Three's repeat screening secured a strong 859k (4.5%) at 10pm.
Emmerdale interested 5.96m (32.3%) at 7pm as Ashley's troubles began to escalate, while the fallout for the ex-vicar was witnessed by 6.44m (30.6%) at 8pm and 209k (1.0%) on timeshift.
Hollyoaks appealed to 872k (4.9%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as Doug and Riley's friendship got back on track, while 457k (2.5%) watched E4's first look at 7pm and 100k (0.5%) on +1 to see what would happen next for Doug and Ste.
Over on Channel 5, Sheila Canning's Neighbours arrival was welcomed by 647k (9.8%) at 1.45pm and 928k (6.8%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away managed 648k (4.0%) at 6pm and 373k (2.1%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors - titled 'Dia De Los Muertos' - was seen by 1.28m (19.6%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional