Being Human's third series, introducing ex-EastEnders actress Lacey Turner to the cast, averaged 1.37m (5%) for BBC Three in the 10pm hour, easily the biggest multichannel audience of the night. A further 174k (0.6%) watched the show on the BBC HD channel.
Also debuting on Sunday night was the new series of Top Gear, which brought in 5.5m (18.2%) on BBC Two in the 8pm hour and 754k (2.5%) in HD.
However, the evening was again dominated by Dancing On Ice, including the main programme pulling in 8.2m (30.3%) on ITV1 between 6.15pm and 8.30pm. Dancing On Ice: The Skate-Off, which saw Coronation Street actor Steven Arnold become the latest celebrity to be eliminated from the show, entertained 7.13m (25.6%) from 9.30pm.
Also on ITV1, Wild At Heart mustered 6.97m (24.3%) between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Later, That Sunday Night Show had 3.18m (14.8%) from 10pm.
On BBC One, Antiques Roadshow brought in 5.44m (22.3%) in the 6pm hour, before Countryfile managed 6.69m (24.7%). Lark Rise to Candleford had 6.27m (20.7%) in the 8pm hour, and then Terry Wogan's Ireland fetched 4.81m (17.5%) from 9pm.
Over at BBC Two, Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness pulled in 1.06m (4.4%) in the 6pm hour, before the Funny Side Of Live TV had 1.66m (6.1%). Later, Arctic With Bruce Parry mustered 3.13m (11.5%) from 9pm and Match of the Day 2 grabbed 2.15m (11.3%) from 10pm.
Channel 4's Come Dine With Me entertained 1.47m (4.9%) in the 8pm hour and 346k (1.3%) on +1. A screening of What Happens In Vegas had 1.97m (8.4%) from 9pm and 408k (2.8%) on timeshift.
On Channel 5, a screening of Fifth Element commanded 1.49m (6%) between 5.45pm and 8pm, before Ice Road Truckers captivated 921k (3%). The movie Transporter mustered 1.3m (5.3%) from 9pm.
Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 25% against BBC One's 19.9%. BBC Two came in third with a healthy 12.1%, followed by Channel 4 with 6% (+1: 1%) and Channel 5 with 4.7%.
Elsewhere, Sky1's talent show Got To Dance attracted consecutive audiences of 644k (2.6%) and 645k (2.4%) between 6pm and 8pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional