A peak audience of 8.4 million viewers watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Viewing figures for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest fell by 500,000 viewers over last years contest in Stockholm, Sweden. On average 6.7 million viewers watched the contest on BBC One last night, however the contest was overshadowed by Britain’s Got Talent with 8 million viewers watching the ITV show.
The audience for last nights final peaked at 8.4 million at 11:30 BST, when the results of the public voting were announced. The viewing figures for this years Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom have been as follows:
- Semi-final One – 480,000 viewers
- Semi-final Two – 350,000 viewers
- Grand Final – 6,700,000 viewers
Lucie Jones represented the United Kingdom in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “Never Give Up On You”, she finished the night in 15th place with a total of 111 points, 99 points from the jury and 12 points from the public vote. Lucie’s result is the United Kingdom’s best result since finishing 11th at the contest in 2011.
Source: Telly Mix
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The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, the first victory coming in 1967 and the latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top.10 only twice, this being in 2002 and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.