Rav Wilding's victory in the new series of 71 Degrees North was watched by 2.57m (10.5%) on ITV1 in the 9pm slot and 196k (1.1%) on +1. However, the programme was soundly beaten by new drama Death In Paradise, which averaged 5.38m (22%) for BBC One.
The second part of Top Boy, a new drama starring Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson as drug dealers on an east London estate, enthralled 1.08m (6.5%) on Channel 4 from 10pm, down only marginally on the previous night's debut episode. The show also had 145k (1.8%) on +1.
On the multichannels, Don't Tell The Bride stayed popular on BBC Three, attracting 1.01m (4.1%) in the 9pm hour.
Meanwhile, returning Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani comedy Him & Her picked up 644k (4.3%) from 10.30pm and added another 110,000 with the 1.30am repeat.
Back on the terrestrials, Mayday Mayday fetched 2.87m (12.5%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm. High Stakes had 2.16m (9.4%) in the 8pm hour, but was beaten by Holby City's 5.6m (24.3%) on BBC One. The Imagine strand enchanted 940k (8.5%) on BBC One from 10.45pm.
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip dealt with 1.81m (8%) on BBC Two in the 7pm hour. James May's Man Lab returned with 1.87m (8.1%) from 8pm and 131k (0.6%) on BBC HD. The Most Courageous Raid of WWII captivated 1.99m (8.1%) from 9pm. Later Live With Jools Holland stayed tuneful with 690k (3.5%) from 10pm.
The Food Hospital opened its doors with 2.1m (9.1%) on Channel 4 from 8pm and 192k (0.8%) on +1. Jamie's Great Britain served up 2.03m (8.3%) and 326k (1.9%) on timeshift.
Real Food Family Cook Off took 236k (1%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm. Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen drew in 647k (2.8%) in the 8pm slot, before CSI: Miami investigated 1.47m (6%) from 9pm. Big Brother entertained 1.19m (6.9%) in the 10pm hour.
Overall, BBC One dominated primetime with 24.1% ahead of ITV1's 12.8% (+1: 0.5%). BBC Two took third with 7.4%, followed by Channel 4's 6.8% (+1: 1%) and Channel 5's 3.9%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional