The Middle and Modern Family amused 405k (2.1%) and 418k (1.9%) at 7.30pm and 8.30pm respectively.
The latest Paul O'Grady Live logged 3.17m (14.4%) for ITV1 in the 9pm hour, adding 102k on timeshift.
Both Have I Got News For You and Outnumbered were too popular for O'Grady, with 4.51m (20.3%) and 3.19m (14.7%) for BBC One.
Meanwhile, The Million Pound Drop managed 1.92m (8.9%) for Channel 4 and 131k on +1, while The Mentalist had 1.61m (7.3%) for Channel 5.
Over on BBC Two, Monty Don's Italian Gardens interested 1.95m (8.9%), after which Frank Skinner's Opinionated took 1.24m (6.3%) at 10pm.
BBC One pipped ITV1 in primetime overall with 21.5% to 21.1% (+1: 0.5%). BBC Two finished third with 6.9%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.2% (+1: 0.6%), and Channel 5 with 4.6%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional