The annual ceremony - which included Olivia Colman and Sheridan Smith among the winners - was seen by 6.03m (25.2%) at 8pm.
Earlier, The Voice UK shed around 300,000 viewers for its first Sunday night show of the series. However, it was still the most watched primetime show of the evening, grabbing 7.05m (30.4%) at 7pm.
Sir Alex Ferguson's final game at Old Trafford on Match of the Day was seen by 3.22m (28.6%) at 10.30pm.
On ITV, Paddy Considine's The Suspicions of Mr Whicher returned with 5.56m (23.3%) at 8pm, with a further 313k (1.5%) tuning in on +1.
Catchphrase had earlier quizzed 4.08m (18.4%) at 6.45pm (226k/1.0% on +1), followed by Off Their Rockers' finale episode with 4.10m (17.4%) at 7.30pm (355k/1.5%).
BBC Two's repeat of Coast was seen by 1.68m (7.2%) at 7pm, while documentary The Fantastic Mr Feynman was seen by 689k (3.2%) at 9.30pm.
JLS's appearance on Channel 4's Deal or No Deal entertained 1.09m (4.5%) at 8pm (131k/0.5%). The Inbetweeners Movie won 1.98m (9.4%) at 9pm (407k/3.0%).
On Channel 5, Once Upon a Time attracted 961k (4.0%) at 8pm, while The Truth About Travellers secured 636k (2.6%) at 9pm.
Sky1's broadcast of Glee's school shooting episode was seen by 221k (0.9%) at 8pm, followed by Hawaii Five-0 with 443k (1.8%) at 9pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional