Some 4.53 million - an 18.9% share - watched the two-hour event between 8pm and 10pm, while a further 230,000 caught up on ITV1 +1.
Copyright: PA Images Ian West/PA WireMonday's star-studded ceremony, this year broadcast on a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday due to ITV's new Champions League contract, has shed a million viewers year-on-year.
However, the show had tough competition in the form of BBC One's Holby City and The Paradise (4.41m/18.2%), as well as Autumnwatch (2.62m/11.1%) and Operation Iceberg (2.81m/11.6%) on BBC Two.
There were mixed fortunes for Channel 4 as Jewish Mum of the Year sank further to 630k (2.6%) at 9pm, but the struggling Fresh Meat reversed its decline as the Jack Whitehall comedy improved to 735k (4%) at 10pm (+1: 130k).
Rolf's Animal Clinic, which premiered strongly last week, held a decent 1.13m (4.8%) for Channel 5 in the 8pm hour. Body of Proof followed with a modest 911k (3.8%), but added 102k (0.6%) on timeshift.
Overall, BBC One topped primetime with 21.7%, ahead of ITV1's 18.5% (+1: 0.8%), BBC Two's 8.1%, Channel 4's 4% (+1: 0.8%), and Channel 5's 3.8% (+1: 0.2%).
BBC Three's Cuckoo (673k/3.3%) and Don't Tell the Bride (633k/2.6%) lost viewers week-on-week.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional