EastEnders slams Corrie in Monday ratings
EastEnders attracted more viewers than Coronation Street for the first time in many weeks on Monday night, giving the Walford soap a much-needed boost
11:32 07 September 2005
EastEnders attracted more viewers than Coronation Street for the first time in many weeks on Monday night, giving the Walford soap a much-needed boost.
A total of 10.68 million people tuned in for the Albert Square drama, as Sam, who has been wrongly accused of murdering Dirty Den, appeared in court and was refused bail.
Meanwhile Corrie attracted just 10.3 million viewers. The success for the London soap can be put down to the dramatic murder storyline that sees husband-killer Chrissie hoping that Sam will go down for something she didn't do.
And Alfie's sister act continues to attract viewers, as he flips from timid Little Mo to fiery Kat, caught in a Slater sandwich.
In other ratings news, Emmerdale attracted 7.9 million viewers, commanding a 42.3 per cent share of the total TV audience, while the second Corrie episode was watched by 9.31 million fans.
And a late night Hollyoaks was watched by 1.08 million, representing roughly half of the audience that watched the earlier edition.