ITV's Little Boy Blue opened to strong viewing figures last night.
Little Boy Blue focuses on the shocking murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007. It explores parents Melanie’s and Steve’s ordeal, and tells the story of how Rhys’s murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.
An average of 5.3 million viewers watched the first episode on ITV at 9PM yesterday evening, the most watched show of the night outside of the soaps.
Earlier on ITV, 6 million and 6.2 million watched Coronation Street's two episodes while 5.8 million tuned in for the latest from Emmerdale.
At 10PM, The Nightly Show departed as the News At 10 returned to 2 million viewers.
Over on BBC One, EastEnders had 5.6 million followed by Masterchef with 3.9 million.
At 9PM, new doc Trump's First 100 Days interested 2.6 million viewers.
In the afternoon, The Chase had 3.1 million viewers to Pointless' 2.7 million.
Elsewhere, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby was BBC Two's most watched show with 1.8 million viewers while The Island with Bear Grylls dropped 500,000 viewers for episode two on Channel 4, securing an audience of 1.5 million.
Outside of the main channels, Made In Chelsea topped the ratings with 620,000 viewers on E4.