After haemorrhaging viewers on Sunday evening, Simon Cowell's Red or Black? steadied the ship with 5.02m (20.9%) on ITV1 in the 8pm hour, and 121k (0.5%) on timeshift. The programme returned from 9.30pm with 4.99m (20%) and 214k (1.3%) on +1, as data security consultant Ian Murphy missed out on winning the £1 million prize.
Celebrity Big Brother continued to perform for Channel 5, attracting 2.26m (12.2%) in the 10pm hour, before Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side entertained 641k (6.5%) from 11pm.
Channel 5's How Do They Do It? quizzed 358k (1.6%) from 7.30pm, and Royal Submarine School fetched 1.26m (5.3%) in the 8pm hour. Soho Blues interested 758k (3%) in the 9pm slot.
Also in the 9pm slot, a new episode of New Tricks had 7.59m (29.7%) on BBC One. Elsewhere on the channel, Bang Goes The Theory held 3.09m (14%) from 7.30pm and Panorama grabbed 2.93m (12.2%). The Field of Blood had 1.52m (12%) from 10.45pm and The Celebrity Apprentice USA took 480k (8.3%) from 11.45pm.
Ground Zero Mosque, part of Channel 4's 9/11 anniversary season, was watched by 1.03m (4.3%) in the 8pm slot, before 9/11 Emergency Room had 1.7m (6.7%) and 312k (1.7%) on timeshift. A showing of Mission Impossible III pulled in 900k (6.7%) from 10pm and 108k (1.6%) on +1.
Melvyn Bragg's Reel History of Britain launched on BBC Two with 1.48m (7.6%) from 6.30pm, and Coast scooped 1.53m (7.1%) in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.86m (11.9%) and 1.94m (8.1%) in the 8pm slot. How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring enthralled 850k (3.3%) from 9pm, and Shooting Stars amused 1.33m (6.5%) and 110k (0.5%) on BBC HD.
Overall, ITV1 edged primetime with 23.1% (+1: 0.6%) against BBC One's 22.6%. BBC Two scooped third with 6.6%, followed by Channel 5's 5% and Channel 4's 4.8% (+1: 0.8%).
Elsewhere, Hell's Kitchen USA continued with 458k (1.8%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 149k (0.8%) on +1. Only Connect quizzed 681k (2.8%) on BBC Four from 8.30pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional