'Coronation Street' soars to 7.9m in soap ratings
Published May 26 2012, 15:23 BST | By Paul Millar Coronation Street
has bucked the trend in the ratings as its Friday 8.30pm episode rose week-on-week
to 7.9 million.
Warm weather has affected all the soaps this week, but its later edition - which saw Carla try to bribe Leanne over Simon
- grabbed 7.65m (37.7%) and 281k on ITV1 +1.
Meanwhile at 7.30pm, Tyrone's fury at Kirsty's violence
was seen by 7.11m, commanding an impressive share of 40.3% at 7.30pm, with an extra 138k watching on timeshift.EastEnders
logged 5.97m (32.1%) at 8pm and and 622k (3.4%) for 10pm's BBC Three repeat for Ian Beale's disastrous wedding day
The EastEnders Omnibus
, which aired at midnight, took an increased audience of 333k (8%). Emmerdale
interested 5.35m (34.5%) at 7pm and 115k on ITV1 +1 for Pollard's romantic dilemma
, while Callum's troubles
were watched by 645k (4.5%) at 6.30pm.
E4's Hollyoaks first look
held up with 311k (2%) half an hour after Channel 4's edition. Doctors
averaged 1.1m (20.7%) at 1.45pm.
Elsewhere, the latest instalment of Neighbours
mustered 489k (4.2%) at lunchtime and 688k (6%) at 5.30pm, while Home and Away
claimed 643k (4.9%) and 386k (2.7%) watched 5*'s first look
.> Click here for the TV ratings for Friday nightBARB ratings data supplied by Attentional