5m people tuned in to The Brit Awards, but the audience was down nearly 1m on 2008. An average of 5.2m viewers watched the live broadcast with a 22% share. It peaked at 5.7m as it hit a 24% share. The 2008 Brits attracted an average audience of 6.1m and a 24% share. This was significantly up on 2007 when 5.3m people watched.