The series, which stars Martin Shaw as a priest with a penchant for exorcisms, drew far fewer viewers than last week's conclusion of Silent Witness in the slot, but was comfortably ahead of ITV1's Cops with Cameras, which had 3.49m (15.5%) in the 9pm hour. Never Mind The Buzzcocks on BBC Two was on par with 2.33m (10.3%) between 9pm and 9.30pm, while The Graham Norton Show pulled in 1.51m (6.8%) in the 30 minutes to 10pm. Over on Channel 4, Rich Kid, Poor Kid, a film exploring the UK's wealth gap, drew 2.61m (11.6%) while 1.27m (5.6%) opted for Five's Danger Men.
EastEnders at 7.30pm was the most-watched programme of the night with 8.52m (39.3%); Emmerdale, back to its usual 30 minute runtime, had 6.14m (30.3%) at 7pm.
At 6.30pm, Hollyoaks brought in 1.89m (9.5%) for Channel 4, with an impressive 761k (4.3%) tuning in for E4's first look at the next episode at 7pm (+1: 152k, 0.8%).
Overall in primetime, BBC One was ahead with an average share of 22.5% (last week: 23.4%) to ITV1's 18.5% (17.5%). Channel 4 posted a strong 10% average share (7.5%), followed by BBC Two on 7.1% (8.8%) and Five on 5.4% (5.1%).
Sky1 - available for the first time since March 2007 in Virgin Media cable homes - posted vast improvements across its entire primetime lineup; new Bones at 9pm was the most-watched multichannel programme of the night with 767k (3.9%), up a whopping 260k over the previous week. Cold Case at 10pm posted a similar improvement, averaging 379k (2.5%) for the hour.
Ratings data supplied by Attentional