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Coronation Street: Hayley Cropper's death seen by 9.7m on Monday

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Coronation Street brought in 9.7 million viewers with Hayley Cropper's tragic exit on Monday evening (January 20), overnight figures show.

The night's first visit to Weatherfield, which saw Hayley's final day arrive, attracted 9.6m (40.5%) at 7.30pm on ITV and 193k (0.8%) on +1.

The Croppers shortly before Hayley's death

© ITV

The Croppers shortly before Hayley's death


Corrie's audience increased to 9.72m (38.7%) at 8.30pm and 350k (1.4%) on +1 as terminally-ill Hayley ended her own life with husband Roy by her side.

EastEnders, meanwhile, appealed to 7.66m (31.2%) at 8pm on BBC One as Jake and Lauren's affair was exposed. BBC Three's repeat screening secured 399k (2.6%) at 10.30pm.

Emmerdale entertained 7.46m (34.4%) at 7pm on ITV and 147k (0.6%) on +1 with more fallout from Rachel's disappearing act.

Jacqueline Jossa and Jamie Lomas

© BBC

EastEnders' Jake and Lauren

Gemma Oaten as Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale

© ITV

Emmerdale's Rachel


Hollyoaks had 1.22m (5.8%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and 111k (0.5%) on +1 with the continuing aftermath of the wrecking ball stunt, while E4's first look was the most-watched multichannel programme of the day with 779k (3.6%) at 7pm and 206k (0.8%) on +1.

Over on Channel 5, Neighbours grabbed 766k (10.7%) at 1.45pm and 928k (5.5%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away managed 243k (3.3%) at 1.15pm, 669k (3.4%) at 6pm and 508k (2.4%) for 5*'s first look at 6.30pm.

Elsewhere, the latest episode of Doctors was seen by 1.73m (24.3%) at 1.45pm on BBC One.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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