An average of 896,000 viewers watched in Austria last night as Nathan Trent competed in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Viewing figures peaked at 992,000 as Salvador Sobral took victory in Kyiv, Ukraine for Portugal with the song “Amar Pelos Dois”. On average a total of 896,000 viewers watched across Austria as the country competed in their fourth consecutive Eurovision Song Contest final. Viewing figures for the final have declined by 368,000 over the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Over the course of the three live shows 2.959 million viewers have watched as 42 countries competed to win the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Nathan Trent finished 16th in the final last night with a total of 93 points, Nathan scored all of his points with the jury as he scored nul points from the public.
Edgar Böhm the Head of Entertainment at ORF commented that:
We have been part of every Eurovision Song Contest final since 2014 – even if some of us would not have expected this year. Austria is no longer a white spot on the song contest map. An eleventh place in the international juries, once even the highest ranking and overall rank 16 are for me a success and show that we are on the absolutely correct course. Nathan Trent has scored with jury. He is an outstanding artist and an exceptionally sympathetic young man, with whom I would like to sincerely thank him and wish him all the best for his future.
He went on to add:
I congratulate Portugal on the first victory – Salvador Sobral has won an artist With musicality, personality and originality.