Coverage of the final auditions averaged 10.99m (39.8%) for ITV1 between 7.45pm and 9pm, while 593k (2.1%) tuned in on HD. The talent show had a combined peak audience of 12.13m (43.8%) at 8.15pm.
In an evening dominated by ITV, new drama Joe Maddison's War pulled in 5.8m (25.4%) from 9pm and 286k (1.3%) on ITV1 HD. Earlier on the channel, The Cube grabbed 4.85m (21.4%) from 6.45pm and 176k (0.8%) in HD.
BBC One documentary Battle Of Britain appealed to 4.27m (16.3%) between 8.30pm and 10pm, while 133k (0.5%) tuned in on BBC HD. Countryfile grabbed 5.62m (25.7%) on BBC One from 6.45pm and 115k (0.5%) on BBC HD, before Antiques Roadshow mustered 5.55m (20.8%) and 125k (0.5%) in HD.
Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine With Me cooked up 830k (3%) in the 8pm hour and 296k (1.2%) on timeshift, then screening of Jumper secured 2.35m (10%) from 9pm and 235k (1.5%) an hour later.
Documentary Wellington Bomber mustered 1.53m (5.7%) for BBC Two between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, before Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV brought in 2.03m (7.8%). Match Of The Day 2 took 2.55m (13.3%) from 10pm.
Over on Five, screenings of Will Smith films Men In Black II and Hitch grabbed respective audiences of 1.69m (6.3%) and 1.34m (6.4%) from 7.30pm.
Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with 30.1% (HD: 1.5%) against BBC One's 18.2%. BBC Two came in third with 7.8%, followed by Channel 4 and Five jointly with 6.1% (C4 +1: 0.7%).
Elsewhere, the final of talent show Must Be The Music secured 369k (1.5%) on Sky1 between 7pm and 8.15pm, while 341k (1.3%) tuned in between 8.45pm and 9.30pm. The Xtra Factor, meanwhile, managed 796k (3.1%) for ITV2.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional