Airing from 11.55pm until 12.10am, the live fireworks display was seen by 12.32 million people, representing a 63.3% audience share.
Queen and Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live was seen by an average audience of 5.83 million (34.2%) from 11.15pm on BBC One, while 10 million (59.3%) watched as the concert resumed at 12.10am.
Earlier on in the evening, BBC One's showing of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was seen by 3.77 million (19.3%) from 7pm, followed by 2.24 million (12.4%) for the final episode of Mapp and Lucia's first series at 9pm.
With guests including Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick and Bradley Wiggins, The Graham Norton Show attracted 4.65 million (26.8%) from 10.15pm.
Over on BBC Two, Tigers About the House - What Happened Next drew an average audience of 1.49 million (7.4%), Christmas University Challenge was seen by 2.01 million (10.6%), The Help reeled