The Keith Lemon panel game, returning off the back of a National Television Award, pulled in 2.03m (10.4%) at 10pm, beating ITV1's News at Ten (1.85m/9.2%) and all channels except BBC One.
When including the 268k (2.4%) the show had on ITV2 +1, Celebrity Juice toppled Michelle Ryan's Bionic Woman to ITV2's most-watched programme ever.
Meanwhile, Sky1's Mad Dogs climbed to 703k (3%) for its second series finale.
Over on the terrestrial channels, fantasy drama Eternal Law bowed out with 2.95m (12.4%) for ITV1 (+1: 179k/1%), eclipsed again in the 9pm hour by BBC One's Inside Men, which drew 4.05m (17.1%).
Nature series Super Smart Animals opened with a modest 3.8m (15.3%) for BBC One versus ITV's soap hour, while Steve Coogan's Question Time stint attracted 2.82m (22.1%) from 10.35pm.
Elsewhere, Restoration Man continued to deliver decent ratings to Channel 4, grabbing 2.24m (9.5%) at 9pm (+1: 258k/1.4%). Location, Location, Location interested 1.85m (7.5%) in the 8pm hour, and 322k (1.4%) on timeshift.
BBC Two's Raymond Blanc food series, The Very Hungry Frenchman, rumbled on with 1.39m (5.6%) at 8pm, then the audience dropped to 942k (4%) for the last instalment of Putin, Russia and the West.
On Channel 5, Bermuda Triangle: The Mystery Revealed intrigued 1.35m (5.3%), after which 9pm's Winter Road Rescue mustered 1.48m (6.3%).
Overall, BBC One edged ITV1 in primetime with 21.1% against 20.3% (+1: 0.7%). Channel 4 claimed third place with 7.2% (+1: 1%), ahead of BBC Two's 4.7%, and Channel 5's 4.3%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional