The Netherlands had another year of record-breaking viewing figures for the final of Eurovision. A total of 5.1 million people on average watched the contest up 300,000 over last year, while during the Dutch performance 6.2 million tuned in an increase of over 200,000.
Overall in semi final 1 and the final a total of 9.453 million viewers tuned into the contest. This is a dramatic turn around for the Netherlands with an increase in overall viewers of 6.291 million viewers in just 2 years.
The Netherlands had their best result in the final of the contest since their win back in 1975. The Common Linnets scored a total of 238 points finishing in second place behind Austria and Conchita Wurst.