Channel 5's highlights show, which saw tension continue between Denise Welch, the Shannon twins and Nicola McLean, grabbed 2.35m (12.2%) at 10pm. Bit On The Side had 795k (8.1%) at 11pm.
The Richard Desmond network also shone elsewhere, as Dana Delany's Body of Proof rallied to 1.54m (6.2%) at 9pm and Cowboy Builders rose week-on-week to 1.53m (6.6%).
BBC One's MasterChef held on to 4.77m (19.3%), enough to overwhelm Davina McCall's Biggest Loser, which drew 2.14m (8.6%) and 168k (0.9%) on ITV1 +1.
Gameshow The Exit List dropped to 1.99m (8.5%) for ITV at 8pm, convincingly beaten by Holby City, as well as Carling Cup football.
BBC Two's semi-final clash between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace scored 3.94m (16.8%) between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
Channel 4's 15 Kids and Counting slipped to 2.15m (8.7%) at 9pm (+1: 342k/1.8%), down 740k on its opener. 10pm's Shameless took 1.4m (7.3%) and 246k (2.4%) on timeshift, while The Fat Fighters mustered 922k (4%) in the 8pm hour.
Overall, BBC One led primetime with 21.5%, followed by BBC Two with 13.2%. ITV1 trailed in third place with 12.3% (+1: 0.5%), followed by Channel 5 with 6.7% and Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 0.7%).
BBC Three's lineup topped the multichannel ratings, with Don't Tell The Bride entertaining 855k (3.7%) at 8pm and Junior Doctors returning with 1.15m (4.7%) at 9pm.
Meanwhile, Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures delivered 787k (3.2%) and Dave's Suits amused 468k (1.9%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional