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'Coronation Street' Rick plot delivers 7m on Friday

Coronation Street was the most-watched soap on Friday evening (June 1) as the Rick Neelan storyline intensified.

The ITV1 show pulled in 6.98m (36.8%) at 7.30pm and 128k (0.6%) on +1 as Tina discovered what Tommy was up to, while the couple's subsequent showdown with Rick was witnessed by 5.75m (25.5%) at 8.30pm and 352k (1.6%) on timeshift.

Tina is insistent not to go along with Rick and tells him to leave. He laughs in her face and set his henchmen on Tommy


Tina is forced to watch as Rick's men beat Tommy to the ground


EastEnders, meanwhile, entertained 5.74m (25.9%) outside of its usual timeslot at 9pm as Michael refused to give Jean her money back. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 612k (3.2%) at 10pm, while the EastEnders Omnibus appealed to 457k (9.9%) on BBC One from midnight.

Emmerdale interested 5.46m (31.9%) at 7pm and 199k (1.0%) on +1 as Cain paid a visit to Zak, while Hollyoaks had 679k (4.1%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4, 404k (2.4%) for E4's first look at 7pm and 108k (0.5%) on E4+1.

Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 554k (8.5%) at 1.45pm and 820k (6.3%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 719k (4.8%) at 6pm and 406k (2.5%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.

Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors - titled 'Jerusalem' - was seen by 1.26m (19.5%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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