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LONDON -- BBC1's coverage of the Orange British Academy Film Awards garnered the network a peak of 5.1 million viewers Sunday night as the best actor, actress and best film awards were being announced, according to overnight ratings from ratings agency BARB.

The pubcaster had split coverage of the two-hour ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, between its flagship channels BBC1 and BBC2, with BBC1 carrying the final hour.

BBC1 logged an average of 4.9 million viewers and a 19% share from 9 p.m., with the audience peaking in the last 15 minutes of the show. Earlier, BBC2 had attracted 2.4 million viewers and a 9% show between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., when the show switched to BBC2.
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