By Mark Savage
BBC News entertainment reporter
Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran triumphed at the BBC Music Awards as Lizo Mzimba reports
The first ever BBC Music Awards ceremony was watched by an average audience of 3.9 million people, according to overnight figures.
The show, featuring performances from Coldplay and Take That, had a lower audience than the Brits, which was seen by 4.2 million people in February.
That figure marked a fall of nearly 2 million from 2013, making it the least-watched Brit Awards since 2006.
Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams were the main winners at the BBC event.
Pharrell was named best international artist and won song of the year for his exuberant, gospel-inspired single Happy.