On Friday, 'Coronation Street' saw Jim McDonald make his return to the soap in a double bill at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV. The soap got the highest ratings of the day, with 6.6 million viewers (a 35.6% share) tuning in at 7.30 and 6.4 million viewers watching at 8.30pm (a 32.3% share). 'EastEnders' aired on BBC one at 8pm, with Cora exposing Rainy's court case to the residents of the Square, attracting 5.8 million viewers (a 30.5% share). 'Emmerdale' at 7 on ITV, saw David feeling left out and attracted 5.4 million viewers (a 32.0% share). Other highlights included 'Walter' on BBC one at 9pm, attracting 2.7 mllliion viewers (a 14.2% share) at 9pm, and the 'Big Brother' surprise double eviction on Channel 5 at 9pm, attracting 1.3 million viewers (a 7.2% share of the audience).
On Saturday 'Casualty' was the most viewed programme of the day, in an episode that saw Lofty and Cal get creative as they tried to reunite a family. The episode aired on BBC one at 8.50pm, attracting 3.9 million viewers (a 21.0% audience share). New gymnastics realty show 'Tumble' aired earlier that night on the channel at 6.30pm, attracting 3.2 million viewers (a 20.7% share). On ITV an episode of 'Tipping Point: Lucky Stars' with Jon Culshaw, Jenni Falconer and Jason Gardiner taking part, aired at 7.45pm, attracting 2.8 million viewers (a 16.0% share). 'Big Brother' aired at 9pm on Channel 5 and attracted 1 million viewers (a 5.4% share of the audience).
On BBC One at 8pm, 'Countryfile' aired a Summer Special from the Cotswold County Show attracting 5.6 million viewers (a 25.4% share of the audience). At 9pm, the first episode of the second series of 'The Village' attracted 4.6 million viewers (a 20.7% share). Later at 10.25pm, 'Match of the Day' aired Community Shield highlighs attracting 2.4 million viewers (a 16.8% share).
On BBC Two, a new episode of 'Dragons Den' featuring a gourmet marshmallow treat pitch attracted 2.2 million viewers (a 9.9% share) at 8pm. At 9pm 'James May's Cars of the People' looked at how dictators began mobilising the nation with 2.4 million viewers (a 10.9% share).
Over on itv at 7.00pm, 'Come On Down! The Game Show Story' opened with 2.9 million viewers at 7pm (a 15.4% share). 'The Zoo' began it's fourth series at 8pm with an episode featuring the life-saving surgery on a pygmy. The episode attracted 2.3 million viewers (a 10.3% share). The first episode of 'The Great War: The People's Story' aired at 9pm, attracting 1.8 million viewers (a 8.2% share).
Channel 4's final episode of 'Tom's Fantastic Floating Home' aired at 7pm, attracting 741,000 viewers (a 3.8% share). This was followed by 'The Mill' at 8pm as Esther reached the final stages of her pregnancy, attracting 1.4 million viewers (a 6.2% share). At 9pm 'Child Genius' saw the highest scoring contestants take part in advanced mental testing, attracting 1.7 million viewers (a 7.7% share).
On Channel 5, 'Caught with Their Fingers in the Till' aired at 8pm, attracting 1.1 million viewers (a 5.0% share). Whilst 'Big Brother' aired at 9pm, with the remaining contestants taking part in a ultimate task assault course, attracting 1.3 million viewers (a 4.3% share).
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