The Miranda Hart sitcom, promoted to BBC One last year after high ratings, grabbed 4.11m (19.3%) at 9.30pm for a second series episode, while prior to that My Family amused 3.79m (17.8%).
Over on ITV1, Someone's Daughter, Someone's Son tumbled to 2.72m (12.7%), before adding 129k on +1.
Dickinson's Real Deal interested 2.64m (12.2%) at 8pm (+1: 127k) against a highly-rated EastEnders instalment, while A Question of Sport quizzed 2.65m (12%) on BBC One at 8.30pm.
Elsewhere, an earlier start for Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, airing at 9.30pm, boosted the show slightly to 1.19m (5.7%), ahead of The Rob Brydon Show's 1.16m (6%) for BBC Two. Quiz Night pulled in a further 210k on Channel 4 +1.
Come Dine with Me and 8 Out of 10 Cats entertained 1.23m (5.6%) at 8pm (+1: 237k) and 1.52m (7.2%) at 9pm (+1: 275k).
While Channel 5's double bill of Castle held a solid 1.14m (5.4%) and 1.1m (6.1%) between 9pm and 11pm, Danger: Diggers at Work continued to struggle with 681k (3.1%).
BBC Two's The Bear Family and Me (7.30pm) and Gardeners' World (8.30pm) logged 1.05m (5%) and 1.78m (8%), then the channel's 9pm hour shed viewers for Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive, which mustered 874k (4.1%) in the 9pm hour.
Overall, ITV1 pipped BBC One in primetime with 19.9% (+1: 0.6%) against 19.7%. BBC Two claimed third place with 5.2%, just ahead of Channel 5's 5%, and Channel 4's 4.9% (+1: 0.8%).
Despite an underwhelming rating for Angry Boys earlier this week, a repeat screening of the Chris Lilley sketch show attracted a decent 400k (4.9%) to BBC Three at the late time of 11.45pm.
Back in primetime, Young Voters' Question Time was seen by 512k (2.4%), while BBC Four's Proms coverage averaged 615k (2.9%) between 7.30pm and 10pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional