The second of this year's specials, which aired last night in the 7pm hour, topped the Easter Sunday ratings logged by 'Planet of The Dead', which drew a respectable 8.41m (39.6%) back in April.
Over on ITV, The X Factor result show's uninterrupted ratings rise since the live Sunday episodes began came to an end last night, dipping slightly with 14.3m (47.9%) tuning in for Jamie Archer's exit between 8pm and 9pm. Last week, Lucie Jones's shock exit had 14.36m (49.4%).
The series nine opener of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here from 9pm put in 9.76m (36.1%) in the 90 minutes from 9pm.
Top Gear's return to BBC Two for its 14th series attracted 5.48m (19.1%) at 9pm, before Miranda took 1.74m (7.4%). Earlier in the evening, Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness attracted 1.9m (6.4%).
BBC One's Antiques Roadshow and Garrow's Law: Tales From The Old Bailey put in 5.81m (19.5%) and 4.47m (15.5%) at 8pm and 9pm respectively.
Channel 4's Come Dine With Me logged 1.36m (4.6%), before its 9pm film Flags Of Our Fathers retained 1m (4.6%).
Five's film double bill began with Towering Inferno at 6.50pm, which had 765k (2.7%) between 6.50pm and 9.55pm. Then, comedy Dude, Where's My Car? was watched by 551k (3.4%).
Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with an average share of 34.6% to BBC One's 21.5%. BBC Two was third with 10.2%, Channel 4 fourth with 3.8% (+1: 0.4%), and Five had 2.5%.
Over on the multichannel stations, Holly Willoughby's Xtra Factor averaged 1.11m (4.1%) from 9pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional