A new episode of the crime drama, titled 'Setting Out Your Stall', was seen by 8.28m (35.2%) on BBC One from 9pm. Meanwhile, Show Me The Funny, a search for the next stand-up comedy superstar, continued with just 2.48m (10.6%) on ITV1 and 146k (0.8%) on +1.
Fake Britain fetched 3.05m (14.6%) on BBC One from 7.30pm, while Countrywise Kitchen served up 2.93m (13.3%) on ITV1 from 8pm. Panorama grabbed 2.67m (11.7%) on BBC One from 8.30pm.
Victorian Pharmacy and new science series Wonderstuff scooped 710k (3.7%) and 1.16m (5.5%) respectively on BBC Two in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.46m (11.1%) and 1.8m (7.9%) in the 8pm hour. The Life of Muhammad concluded with 1.2m (5.1%) from 9pm and QI amused 1.52m (7.6%) from 10pm.
Dispatches pulled in 1.27m (5.6%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 152k (0.6%) on +1. Embarrassing Bodies enthralled 1.89m (8.1%) from 9pm and 313k (1.7%) on timeshift. Comedy drama Sirens continued with 950k (5.3%) from 10pm.
Highlights coverage of England's triumphant victory against India in the cricket was enjoyed by 1.3m (6.5%) on Channel 5 in the 7pm hour. Police Interceptors arrested 1.24m (5.5%) from 8pm and a showing of Into The Blue mustered 907k (4.6%) from 9pm.
Overall, BBC One won primetime with 25.3% against ITV1's 20.2% (+1: 0.5%). BBC Two came in third place with 6.6%, followed by Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5's 5%.
Elsewhere, Small Teen, Bigger World averaged 676k (2.9%) for BBC Three in the 9pm hour. World's Craziest Fools entertained 719k (4.5%) on the channel from 10.30pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional