The Melissa George series, however, regained its lead over BBC Two's Great Continental Railway Journeys with 2.63 million (10.5%) against 1.98m (7.9%).
Creator Frank Spotnitz has told Digital Spy that Hunted, despite being dropped by the BBC, will air a second series on another channel.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! topped the night with 7.96m (31.7%) for ITV1 between 8.30pm and 10pm, adding 543,000 on +1. I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! followed with 720k (4.2%) on ITV2 (+1: 114k).
Crunch matches for Liverpool and Spurs in the Europa League gave ITV4 an average audience of 1.52m (7%) between 5.30pm and 10.30pm.
BBC One's Young Apprentice (3.1m/12.5%) clung onto its lead over BBC Two's MasterChef: The Professionals (2.85m/11.5%), while Kirstie's Vintage Home interested 1.18m (4.8%) on Channel 4 (+1: 192k), and just 678k (2.7%) watched World's Strongest Man on Channel 5.
Later on Channel 4, royal documentary The Aristocrats garnered 1.2m (4.8%) at 9pm (+1: 205k), beating Hatfield & McCoys's 768k (3.1%) for Channel 5 (+1: 162k).
Sitcom Hebburn concluded with 912k (4.8%) on BBC Two at 10pm, losing out to Living with my Stalker on Channel 4 which had 1.03m (6.2%) and 213k on timeshift.
Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 24.7% (+1: 1.2%) against BBC One's 16.8%. BBC Two earned third place with 8.1%, facing off the challenge of ITV4 which scored 7.4%. Channel 4 followed with 4.6% (+1: 0.7%), ahead of Channel 5's 2.6% (+1: 0.3%).
Losing over 600k viewers on last week's return, The Big Bang Theory amused 1.27m (5.2%) on E4 at 8pm, adding 342k on +1.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional