Steve Jones's new quiz show on BBC One entertained 4.02m (25.7%) from 6.30pm, then The National Lottery: In It To Win It 2012 had 4.7m (24.9%) an hour later.
Later on the channel, 4.53m (22.1%) tuned in for Casualty from 8.25pm, and a repeat of Live at the Apollo amused 3.69m (18.6%) at 9.15pm.
Over on ITV1, coverage of the World Cup's third place play-off between Germany and Uruguay appealed to 5.03m (26.3%), with a further 394k (2.1%) watching the match in HD. James Corden's World Cup Live averaged only 1.96m (10.1%) following the game.
Big Brother attracted 1.69m (8.4%) for Channel 4 from 9pm, after which a repeat of E4 teen drama Misfits brought in 970k (5.5%). Earlier, the network's two-hour screening of The Return Of The Magnificent Seven took 890k (4.8%).
Placido Domingo In Simon Boccanegra logged 490k (2.5%) for BBC Two from 7.30pm, then a Have I Got A Bit More News For You repeat took 1.46m (8.1%).
Meanwhile, NCIS, CSI and Law & Order put in 882k (4.4%), 1.35m (6.8%) amd 1.04m (6%) respectively.
Overall, BBC One pipped ITV1 in primetime with 22.2% to 20.3%, while Channel 4 finished third with 5.9%, followed by Five with 4.7% and BBC Two with 4.2%.
Elsewhere, airings of Lewis and Midsomer Murders pulled in 778k (4.2%) and 998k (5.3%) for ITV3, which scored a 4.7% primetime share, thus outperforming BBC Two and tying with Five.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional