'Coronation Street' still ahead of 'EastEnders' in ratings

Published Mar 10 2012, 11:04 GMT  |  By

Coronation Street has now managed to top the soap ratings over EastEnders for seven nights in a row.

Last night's Weatherfield action was watched by 8.7m (38.9%) at 7.30pm (+1: 200k/0.8%), and 9m (36.9%) at 8.30pm (+1: 227k/1%).

It all kicks off in the pub as the police head to the street to make an arrest. They have evidence of Peter's fingerprints on the whisky bottle, and Anne has informed them of a contract missing from Frank's desk

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Lorraine does her best to manipulate Ian.

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EastEnders was solid with a decent 8m (33.8%) at 8pm, the only serial to keep its audience level week-on-week. BBC Three's 10pm repeat, overall the most-watched multichannel show of the day, grabbed 670k (3.5%).

Relief and joy for the Dingles in Emmerdale was seen by 7.1m (34.1%) at 7pm (+1: 149k/0.6%), while Hollyoaks drew 899k (4.6%) and 445k (2.1%) for E4's first look.

Neighbours pulled in respective figures of 681k (9.1%) at lunchtime and 1.07m (6.7%) at teatime, while Doctors averaged 1.66m (22.4%) for BBC One.

Home and Away logged 727k (4.1%) at 6pm, then 5*'s first look grabbed 484k (2.5%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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