The second semi final of the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place last night in Vienna, Austria.
Here is a look at the viewing figures for the contest across Europe:
- Austria – On average 847,000 people watched the second semi final on ORF, a peak of 956,000 people tuned in.
- Belgium – 600,285 viewers watched the show on the Flemish language broadcaster’s channel een.
- Italy – On average 792,000 viewers watched the show, with a peak viewing figure of 1.029 million at 22:31, this is the highest figure that Rai has achieved for a semi final since returning to the contest in 2011.
- Germany – 430,000 tuned in to watch the start of the first semi final on Phoenix.
- Netherlands – 853,00 turned on their tv’s to watch the show on NPO.
- Norway – 974,000 people watched Norway qualify for the final of this years contest. The show was the most watched of the day giving a market share of 59%. Viewing figures are up 182,000 over 2013. This contest has so far been the second most watched of the 21st century.
- Spain – 517,000 peopled watched the show on La 2 on RTVE, this was a share of 3.7%.
- United Kingdom – 619,000 people watched the second semi final on BBC Three, market share of 3.1%. This is down 171,000 over the first semi final which the United Kingdom was not eligible to vote in. Despite the fall, this is on average for what the viewing figures for the semi finals normally are in the UK.