NRK of Norway have announced that a total of 1.65 million people watched the Eurovision final. The average viewing figures for the final exceeded 1.5 million and achieved a total share of 84.2%. This is up on last year when just over a million people watched Tooji in Baku.
Viewing numbers for the semifinals were also released today. Semi Final 1 reached 538,000 viewers whilst Semi Final 2 had viewing figures of 934,00, this was the semi final Norway took part in.
Stian Malme, NRK’s project manager for the Eurovision Song Contest, described the numbers as “formidable figures”, he went on to say that:
It is absolutely fantastic! Margaret has been high on betting charts since February and we have received very good press. So I understand that many turned the TV on Saturday night