There’s a great deal of strength piling on strength currently. Hollyoaks, that stalwart of Channel 4 and E4, has picked up the mantle post-Big Brother and is posting some big audiences; An Idiot Abroad is now a bona fide hit; and Him And Her has returned bigger than before.

Almost every day this week at 6pm, Hollyoaks posted over 1 million. The best was Wednesday with 1.5 million/6%. Even before recording, that’s fourth best for the soap since at least 2006.

Sky 1’s An Idiot Abroad achieved its second best rating ofthis series with 1.2 million/5%, the best since the launch episode. On average so far, An Idiot Abroad doubles its audience on recording.

BBC3’s Him And Her returned on Tuesday to 621,000/ 4%, more than the series one average. Repeats almost tripled this.

ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex achieved its second best live rating of this series on Sunday: 1.4 million/7%.