The Weatherfield soap pulled in 7.99m (37.3%) at 7.30pm on ITV1 as Maria confided in Jason about her fears, while also appearing to question their future as a couple. 373k (1.7%) caught the episode an hour later on ITV1+1.
Emmerdale, meanwhile, attracted 6.73m (33.1%) at 7pm and 256k (1.2%) on timeshift as Rishi discovered Jai's secret.
High drama in Hollyoaks continued to boost the show's ratings, as Riley's death brought 1.14m (6.0%) to Channel 4 at 6.30pm and 114k (0.5%) to the +1 screening. E4's first look secured 729k (3.6%) at 7pm and 174k (0.8%) on +1.
Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 650k (9.4%) at 1.45pm and 886k (6.2%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away mustered 807k (4.7%) at 6pm and 468k (2.5%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors was seen by 1.45m (20.9%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.
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