The Shadow Line appealed to 1.73m (7.8%) on BBC Two in the 9pm hour, while 158k (0.7%) tuned in on the BBC HD channel. Afterwards, comedy panel show Mock The Week amused 1.86m (9.3%) from 10pm.
On ITV1, documentary The Choir That Rocks entertained 2.53m (11.4%) from 9pm and 127k (0.7%) on ITV1+1. Piers Morgan Life Stories was seen by 1.01m (7.9%) from 10.45pm.
Andrew Marr's Megacities built 2.27m (10.4%) on BBC One in the 8pm hour and immigration documentary Breaking Into Britain educated 3.26m (14.7%) from 9pm. Question Time quizzed 2.28m (17.8%) from 10.45pm.
BBC Two's Culture Show enchanted 790k (4.1%) in the 7pm hour, before Springwatch fetched 2.31m (10.6%) from 8pm and 103k (0.5%) on the BBC HD channel.
Help! My House Is Falling Down entertained 1.3m (5.9%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 367k (1.3%) on +1. Documentary series Born To Be Different captivated 1.61m (7.3%) from 9pm and 141k (0.8%) an hour later. The Sex Researchers deduced 1.42m (8%) in the 10pm hour and 198k (2%) on timeshift
Highlights of England's Test clash with Sri Lanka attracted 671k (3.5%) to Channel 5 in the 7pm hour, before Emergency Bikers pulled in 757k (3.5%) in the 8pm hour. Extreme Fishing with Robson Green caught 1.38m (6.2%) from 9pm, and a screening of The Corruptor took 629k (4.8%) from 10pm.
Overall, ITV1 was victorious in primetime with 20.2% (+1: 0.6%) against BBC One's 18.3%. BBC Two ranked in third with 7.5%, ahead of Channel 4's 6% (+1: 0.8%) and Channel 5's 4.3%.
Elsewhere, Peter Andre: The Next Chapter entertained 925k (4.2%) on ITV2 in the 9pm hour and 191k (1.1%) on ITV2+1.
Kids Behind Bars averaged 1.11m (5%) for BBC Three in the 9pm hour, and series seven of Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal tickled 512k (3.2%) from 10.30pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional