However, the show's 7.30pm episode rated higher than Peter choosing Simon over Carla in 8.30pm's instalment.
The earlier edition managed 8.2m (38%) and 231,000 on ITV1 +1, while 7.89m (35.2%) watched the later instalment, as well as 343k on timeshift.
EastEnders came a distant runner-up with 6.91m (31.7%) and 382k (2.2%) for BBC Three's 10.30pm repeat. The midnight Omnibus fetched 390k (7.8%).
An Emmerdale christening was celebrated by 6.65m (32.3%) at 7pm (+1: 125k), while Hollyoaks nabbed 955k (4.7%) and 587k (2.9%) for E4's first look.
Neighbours appealed to a mere 573k (7.2%) at 1.45pm and 920k (5.4%) at 5.30pm, after which Home and Away picked up 678k (3.6%) at 6pm and 399k (2%) for 5*'s first look.
Finally, Doctors mustered 1.31m (16.5%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional