Married Single Other made a promising start last night, Monday 22 February, attracting more than 6 million viewers for ITV1.

EastEnders also continued to ride high in the ratings, with the aftermath of Friday’s live episode, and the revelation that Stacey Branning murdered Archie, topping 11 million viewers.

Married Single Other, a six-parter with an ensemble cast featuring Lucy Davis, Dean Lennox Kelly and Ralf Little, launched with 6.221 million viewers and a 25.5% share in the 9pm hour, according to unofficial overnights.

This was four percentage points above the ITV1 all-individuals average audience for the slot, and six points up on the ABC1 adults slot average.

Competition in the 9pm hour included a New Tricks repeat on BBC1 with 4.335 million (17.8%) and Channel Five’s movie repeat The Bone Collector, which had 1.308 million (6.7%) over nearly two and a half hours.