The show, the first of a two-part special, followed terminally ill Jade Goody as she prepared for her marriage to Jack Tweed. A further 196k (1.3%) watched the show an hour later on timeshift channel Living+1.
Living's broadcast delivered over three times as many viewers as ITV2's Gossip Girl, which managed 230k (1.1%) over the same period.
Elsewhere on the multichannel stations, a repeat of last night's record-breaking Horne And Corden averaged 483k (3.6%) for BBC Three between 10.30pm and 11pm.
1.15m (5%) tuned in to Five at 9pm to see the final episode of Minder, which has lost over half its audience since it began last month.
BBC One's Nature's Great Events came top during the hour with 3.88m (16.8%), just ahead of Grand Designs on Channel 4, which took 3.65m (15.8%).
3.5m (15.2%) tuned in for ITV1's Taggart, while the second episode of BBC Two's Building The Olympic Dream grabbed just 800k (3.5%).
The latest episode of The Bill picked up 4.61m (19.8%) for ITV1 in the 8pm hour, and on BBC One, Waterloo Road interested 3.95m (16.9%). Relocation, Relocation had 3.05m (13%) for Channel 4, and BBC Two's Orangutan Diary drew 1.95m (8.3%).
Five was last for the hour with 1.29m (5.5%) for Ice Road Truckers.
ITV1 led primetime with an average share of 20.9% to BBC One's 18%. Channel 4 was third with 10.6% (+1: 0.8%), followed by BBC Two's 6.5% and Five with 3.9%.
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