Coverage of the TV presenter and the Playboy model leaving the jungle camp averaged a combined audience of 9.88m (36.4%) for ITV1 between 8.30pm and 10pm.
In BBC One's comedy hour, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo amused respective audiences of 4.64m (16.7%) and 3.86m (14.4%) from 9pm. Elsewhere, The One Show was watched by 6.02m (24.5%) from 7pm, up a massive 1.38m week-on-week. Motorway Cops grabbed 4.07m (15.3%) in the 8pm hour.
Channel 4's Beeny's Restoration Nightmare fetched 2.25m (8.4%) in the 8pm hour and 337k (1.2%) on +1. Secret Millionaire Changed My Life mustered 1.3m (4.8%) from 9pm and 220k (1.1%) an hour later. A screening of John Tucker Must Die had 620k (3.7%) from 10pm and 126k (1.4%) on timeshift.
On BBC Two, The Culture Show grabbed 960k (3.7%) in the 7pm hour, before Nigella Kitchen cooked up 2.32m (8.8%). Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas appealed to 2.66m (9.9%) from 8.30pm, before At Home with the Georgians took 1.75m (6.4%) in the 9pm hour. Never Mind The Buzzcocks had 1.75m (7.6%) from 10pm.
Highland Emergency grabbed 917k (3.5%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm. It was followed by Emergency Bikers, which appealed to 965k (3.6%) in the 8pm hour. NCIS and Law & Order: Criminal Intent fetched respective audiences of 1.17m (4.3%) and 982k (4.7%) from 9pm.
Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with 31% over BBC One's 19%. BBC Two came in third with 6.4%, followed by Channel 4 with 5.4% (+1: 0.8%) and Channel 5 with 3.7%.
Elsewhere, the new series of Misfits continued on digital channel E4 with 759k (3.8%) in the 10pm hour and 237k (2.2%) an hour later.
Spinoff show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now! entertained 1.02m (5%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 108k (1%) on timeshift. Lewis sleuthed its way to 924k (3.9%) on ITV3 from 9pm.
On BBC Three, Russell Howard's Good News amused 833k (4.9%) between 10.30pm and 11pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional