Live coverage of the international friendly win for England averaged 5.76m (24%) for ITV1 between 7.30pm and 10.15pm, peaking at 7.29m (29.8%) during the 15 minutes form 8.30pm.
The coverage helped ITV1 eclipse BBC One in primetime, after Holby City pulled in 5.04m (20.9%) in the 8pm hour and drama Death In Paradise gripped 4.88m (19.6%) from 9pm. The Imagine arts strand enchanted 1.03m (9.2%) on BBC One from 10.45pm.
On the multichannels, the new series of Don't Tell The Bride stayed hugely popular, tying the knot with 1.24m (5%) in the 9pm hour.
Later on BBC Three, the Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani comedy Him & Her picked up 621k (4.1%) from 10.30pm.
BBC Two's MasterChef: The Professionals cooked up 2.44m (10.7%) in the 7pm hour. James May's Man Lab continued with 1.4m (5.8%) from 8pm and 117k (0.5%) on BBC HD. Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story amazed 1.45m (5.8%) from 9pm and a rerun of Ricky Gervais's Life's Too Short amused 1.05m (5.5%) from 10pm.
The Food Hospital welcomed 1.6m (6.7%) on Channel 4 from 8pm and 124k (0.5%) on +1. Jamie's Great Britain served up 1.52m (6.1%) and 275k (1.6%) on timeshift. Documentary My Transsexual Summer was watched by 1.39m (8%) from 10pm and 118k (1.3%) an hour later.
How to Take Stunning Photos took 437k (1.9%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm. London: The Inside Story drew in 671k (2.8%) in the 8pm slot, before CSI: Miami investigated 1.33m (5.3%) from 9pm and CSI fetched 864k (4.9%) in the 10pm hour.
Overall, ITV1 just edged primetime with 22.5% (+1: 0.4%) ahead of BBC One's 21.7%. BBC Two secured third place with 7%, followed by Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 0.8%) and Channel 5's 3.5%.
Elsewhere, The Vampire Diaries entertained 555k (2.2%) on ITV2 in the 9pm hour and 109k (0.6%) on +1. Afterwards, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! fetched 970k (5.6%) and 131k (1.5%) on timeshift.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional