BAFTA boosts U.K. TV audience

Show attracts 5.3 million to BBC: a 22.3% share

LONDON — The box office success of British pic “The King’s Speech” looks to have spilled over onto the small screen.

U.K. TV ratings for coverage of the BAFTA film awards, held Sunday, were at their highest since 2004.

Shown by the BBC’s flagship web, BBC1, the Jonathan Ross-fronted kudocast drew 5.3 million viewers in Blighty, a 22.3% audience share.

This was a big advance on last year’s event, watched by 3.6 million — a 14.7% share.

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