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'Coronation Street' tops Monday soap ratings with surrogacy plot

Coronation Street topped the soap ratings on Monday evening (August 20) as the show's surrogacy storyline continued, overnight figures show.

The Weatherfield drama pulled in 7.37m (36.4%) at 7.30pm and 201k (0.9%) on +1 as Owen fuelled Chesney's doubts over Katy's plans. 7.81m (34.1%) then watched at 8.30pm and 214k (0.9%) on timeshift as Chesney made a big decision over where he stands on the matter.

Coronation Street, Chesney, Owen, Mon 20 Aug




EastEnders, meanwhile, attracted 7.06m (31.9%) at 8pm on BBC One as everyone turned against Jay following last week's events. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 778k (5.1%) at 10.30pm.

Emmerdale interested 5.89m (32.4%) at 7pm as the pressure on Rachel intensified, adding 185k (0.8%) on +1.

Hollyoaks appealed to 865k (5.1%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 as Lynsey's killer was finally revealed, while the fallout on E4's first look was enjoyed by 559k (3.1%) at 7pm and 142k (0.6%) on timeshift.

Over on Channel 5, Neighbours entertained 592k (8.0%) at 1.45pm and 825k (6.6%) at 5.30pm, while classic episodes of Home and Away on 5* mustered 103k (0.7%) and 107k (0.6%) at 6pm and 6.30pm respectively.

Elsewhere, the latest edition of Doctors - titled 'The Great Unwashed' - was seen by 1.34m (18.1%) 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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