Brit Awards 2015: ITV Audience Rises to 5.8 Million
The show peaked at 6.8 million U.K. viewers around the time Madonna performed, including her fall, which also drew much social media activity.
An average of 5.8 million viewers in the U.K. tuned in to watch the Brit Awards on ITV Wednesday evening, according to overnight ratings.
According to figures released by ITV, the 5.8 million gave the major music awards show a 26 percent share of the U.K. TV audience at the time. It was up from 2014’s 4.6 million average, which was the awards show's lowest overnight rating ever, but down from 6.5 million in 2013.
The show peaked with 6.8 million viewers, a 34 percent share, between 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. U.K. time, when Madonna was performing. Her performance and fall also drew much reaction on social media.
Overnights.tv tweeted that the 2015 Brit Awards were watched by almost 50 percent of viewers aged 16-24 in Britain.