At 7.30pm, an episode which saw Peter prepare to flee Weatherfield with Simon attracted 6.6m (29.3%) to ITV1, adding 396k (1.7%) an hour later on +1.
This comes despite a 500k lower lead-in from Emmerdale, which could only muster 4.56m (22.4%) at 7pm.
The Coronation Street Omnibus was screened in the morning to an audience of 319k (4%), a marginal improvement on last week's figure.
The Hollyoaks Omnibus, meanwhile, managed just 60k (0.8%) from the early time of 8.45am.
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