Peter Barlow's increasing desperation over seeing his son was watched by 7.08m (31.3%) at 8.30pm and 330k (1.5%) on ITV1 +1.
EastEnders logged 6.35m (31.4%) as well as 702k (3.6%) for BBC Three's repeat, while Emmerdale's double bill attracted 5.95m (31.3%) at 7pm (+1: 112k/0.5%) and 6.13m (29.3%) at 8pm (+1: 250k/1.2%).
Channel 4's Hollyoaks slipped to 847k (4.8%) at 6.30pm, then E4's first look nabbed 458k (2.4%) and 128k (0.6%) an hour later on timeshift.
Neighbours mustered 694k (10.5%) at 1.45pm and 892k (6.6%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away attracted 732k (4.5%) at 6pm and 511k (2.9%) for 5*'s first look.
BBC One's lunchtime screening of Doctors fetched an average of 1.17m (17.9%) for an episode titled 'Embers'.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional