The Brendan O'Carroll sitcom's first series episode 'Mammy's Secret' amused 3.67m (20.5%) on BBC One at 10.20pm, up from 3.5m last week.
Spain's 2-0 win against France in Euro 2012 scored 7.33m (33.2%) between 7.15pm and 10pm, giving ITV1 its best audience of the night.
Primeval, airing in an earlier slot of 5.30pm, slumped to 1.77m (10.9%) but added 400k (2.2%) on ITV1 +1. You Cannot Be Serious! fell to a new low of 1.49m (8.5%) at 6.45pm.
John Barrowman's Tonight The Night returned to BBC One with 3.16m (17.6%), then 3.28m (14.9%) watched In It To Win It, and a repeat of Inspector George Gently interested 3.14m (13.7%) at 8.30pm.
BBC Two's night of comedy kicked off at 8pm with classic Good Life (1.39m/6.1%) and Dad's Army (1.92m/8.3%), before Sex and the Sitcom grabbed 1.08m (4.7%), and 892k (4.6%) watched Men Behaving Badly at 10pm.
Channel 4's movie Australia drew 1.06m (4.9%) between 7pm and 10pm (+1: 195k/0.9%), after which The Million Pound Drop Live took 1.35m (8.8%).
Elsewhere, Law & Order: SVU (1.03m/4.3%) and Big Brother (1.03m/5.7%) held up reasonably well for Channel 5.
Overall, ITV1 topped primetime with 26.4% (+1: 0.5%, ahead of BBC One's 15.8%. BBC Two claimed third place with 6.5%, followed by Channel 4's 5.4% (+1: 0.9%), and Channel 5's 4.4% (+1: 0.2%).
On the multichannels, Jay-Z Live @ Hackney enthralled 573k (2.9%) for BBC Three from 9pm, and was the second most-watched digital broadcast after Love Actually, which had 973k (5.4%) for ITV2 (+1: 220k/1.7%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional