Celebrity Big Brother averaged 2.35m (10% share) in the 9pm hour for Channel 5 as the American Pie star was booted from the house, and a further 664k (5.8%) watched Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side from 11pm.
Earlier on, The Gadget Show grabbed 681k (3%) at 8pm and Gavin Henson's The Bachelor took 1.1m (6.1%) at 10pm.
BBC One led the primetime ratings with a night of comedy. My Family entertained 3.63m (15.7%) at 8.30pm, while Outnumbered picked up the pace with 5.53m (23.8%) at 9pm.
Miranda scored 4.21m (18.7%) at 9.30pm, and a repeat of John Bishop's Britain
netted 2.83m (18.2%) at 10.35pm.
Over on ITV1, Fraud Squad took 2.85m (12.4%) from 9pm (+1: 228.3k, 1.3%). Following the news, Police Academy held just 889k (7.6%) from 10.30pm (+1: 112k, 1.7%).
Come Dine With Me guzzled 1.22m (5.4%) from 8pm on Channel 4 (+1: 204.5k, 0.9%), and The Million Pound Drop with Davina McCall nabbed 1.97m (9%) from 9pm (+1: 219k, 1.3%).
Comedy Showcase saw ratings on the channel dip to 750k (4.5%. +1: 81k, 0.8%). Chris Moyles' Quiz Night attracted 600k, but saw the share jump slightly to 5.2% (+1: 87k, 1.4%).
On BBC Two, South Africa Walks garnered 790k (4.2%) at 7pm, while the familiar face of one of Britain's best loved naturalists helped the hour-long Attenborough And The Giant Egg catch 1.25m (5.9%) viewers. Gardeners' World further improved the channel's fortunes with 1.94m (8.4%) at 8.30pm.
Wogan on Wodehouse and The Rob Brydon Show both scored identical ratings of 1.21m, but their shares differed slightly, with 5.3% and 6.2% respectively.
Overall, BBC One led primetime with 20.8% against ITV1's 18.2%. Channel 4 came third with 6.2%, and BBC Two (5.8%) and Channel 5 (5.2%) followed in close order.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional