Katie: My Beautiful Friends, following Piper as she attempted to help other people suffering with disfigurement, averaged 1.72m (7.3%) for Channel 4 from 9pm and 357k (2.1%) on +1.
Also in the 9pm hour, Silk continued with 4.87m (20.7%) on BBC One, easily outperforming Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India, which had 2.52m (10.7%) on ITV1 and 144k (0.8%) on timeshift.
Earlier, Grimefighters had 2.93m (12.8%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm. BBC One's Holby City fetched 5.79m (25%) in the 8pm hour, beating Lion Country's 2.4m (10.4%) on ITV1 and 109k (0.5%) on +1.
Over at BBC Two, a repeat of Wonders Of The Universe captivated 1.38m (6.2%) in the 7pm hour and 102k (0.5%) on the BBC HD channel. The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best entertained 2.51m (10.9%) from 8pm and 152k (7.7%) in HD. Bible's Buried Secret educated 1.37m (5.9%) in the 9pm hour and Have I Got Old News For You amused 1.17m (6.1%) from 10pm.
Channel 4's Coach Trip rumbled on with 1.52m (9.9%) from 5.30pm and 261k (1.3%) on +1. Later, Supersize Vs Superskinny returned with 1.17m (5.9%) in the 8pm hour and 350k (1.5%) on timeshift. Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags averaged 1.29m (7.9%) from 10pm and 185k (2.2%) on +1.
Extraordinary Dogs sniffed out 543k (2.4%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm, before documentary Tutankhamen: The Mystery Revealed captivated 1.08m (4.6%). CSI and CSI: Miami brought in 2.35m (10%) and 1.13m (6.5%) respectively from 9pm.
Overall, BBC One dominated primetime with 24.8% against ITV1's 13.4% (+1: 0.4%). BBC Two came third with 7.3%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.6% (+1: 1.3%) and Channel 5 with 5.8%.
Elsewhere, Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands remained hugely popular on BBC Three, treating 1.34m (5.7%) in the 9pm hour.
A double bill of new comedy White Van Man, starring Will Mellor, amused 762k (5.2%) and 685k (6.7%) on BBC Three from 10.30pm
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional