'The Blind Banker', episode two of the detective mini-series, was watched by 6.44m (25.6%) on BBC One between 8.30pm and 10pm, down 610k week-on-week. However, an additional 210k watched the programme on BBC HD.
A new episode of Top Gear, which featured Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum as the star in the reasonably priced car, was watched by 4.66m (20.4%) in the later timeslot of 9.30pm to 10.30pm. A further 117k (1.2%) watched the motoring programme when it was aired on BBC HD in the 11pm hour.
Earlier on BBC One, The Antiques Roadshow appealed to 3.8m (21.8%) in the 6pm hour, before Last of the Summer Wine pulled in 3.97m (20.3%) between 7pm and 7.30pm, down 800k week-on-week. Countryfile was seen by 4.22m (19.2%) on BBC One between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.
Over on ITV1, Alan Titchmarsh's Walks Of Fame: Twiggy secured 3.21m (16%) in the 7pm hour, and it was followed by Heartbeat, which took 4.27m (17.8%). Detective drama Taggart brought in 3.84m (15.2%) for the channel in the 9pm hour.
Cricket On Five, which featured highlights of England's test match win against Pakistan, pulled in 595k (2.9%) for Five between 7.15pm and 8pm.
Don't Stop Believing appealed to just 587k (2.4%) on Five between 7pm and 8.15pm, down 422k week-on-week.
A screening of musical film Moulin Rouge! mustered only 378k (2.3%) for Five from 9.30pm in a dismal night for the Richard Desmond-owned channel.
Live coverage of the European Athletics Championships grabbed 3.55m (16.6%) for BBC Two between 6.15pm and 9.30pm. An additional 147k (0.7%) watched the coverage on BBC HD.
Later on the channel, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel secured 1.03m (8.6%) between 10.30pm and 11.45pm.
Big Brother delivered 1.91m (7.6%) to Channel 4 in the 9pm hour and 490k (2.7%) on Channel 4 +1, before Alan Carr: Chatty Man grabbed 1.21m (6.1%) and 270k (2.6%) on timeshift.
Orchestra United averaged 380k (1.9%) for Channel 4 in the 7pm hour and 30k (0.1%) on timeshift, and it was followed by Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers, which secured 1.98m (8.3%) and 305k (1.2%) on Channel 4 +1.
BBC One won primetime with 21.8% against BBC Two's 17.3%. Unusually, ITV1 came in third with 14.5%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.1% (+1: 1.1%), and Five with 2.4%.
In a strong night for BBC Three, a Family Guy double-bill topped the multichannel ratings with respective audiences of 818k (4.9%) and 953k (7.4%) between 10.30pm and 11.15pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional