The main Popstar to Operastar programme averaged 3.06m (13.1%) for ITV1 in the 8pm hour, down 760k week-on-week, as well as 112k (0.4%) on ITV1+1.
The results show, featuring former Pussycat Doll Thornton becoming the third eliminated celebrity, had 2.96m (13.9%) from 10pm, up 450k week-on-week, and 167k (1.4%) on timeshift.
Fake Or Fortune?, a new factual entertainment show fronted by Fiona Bruce, debuted with 3.94m (19.6%) on BBC One in the 7pm hour, but it was outperformed by The Royal's 4.24m (21.1%) on ITV1 and 128k (0.5%) on +1.
Countryfile scooped 5.14m (22%) on BBC One in the 8pm hour. Scott & Bailey nabbed 5.05m (20%) on ITV1 from 9pm and a further 355k (1.8%) on +1, soundly beating Case Histories's 4m (15.8%) on BBC One.
Coverage of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World - Final averaged 700k (3.9%) for BBC Two between 5.30pm and 8pm. Documentary 125 Years of Wimbledon enchanted 1.21m (5.2%) in the 8pm hour, before Coast fetched 2.08m (8.2%) from 9pm and 109k (0.4%) on BBC HD. A repeat of Mock The Week amused 1.38m (6.5%) from 10pm.
A rerun of Channel 4's Four Rooms took 650k (3.2%) in the 7pm hour and 122k (0.5%) on +1. Screenings of The Day The Earth Stood Still and Hitman grabbed 2.98m (12.3%) and 1.58m (10%) from 8pm, along with 633k (2.8%) and 305k (3.5%) on timeshift.
Cricket highlights scored with 741k (3.7%) on Channel 5 in the 7pm hour. A showing of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves roused 1.24m (5.5%) from 8pm.
BBC One won primetime with 18.3% over ITV1's 16.6% (+1: 0.7%). Channel 4 scooped third with a healthy 9.4% (+1: 1.7%), followed by BBC Two's 5.5% and Channel 5's 5.1%.
Elsewhere, new episodes of US animated comedy Family Guy pulled in 1.02m (4.6%) and 1.13m (5.9%) on BBC Three from 10pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional