The number of viewers watching the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, fell by over 800,000 viewers compared to 2016.
The final of Eurovision 2017 reported its lowest viewing figures in Sweden since the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, Germany. 2,849 million viewers watched the final of this years contest representing a fall of 835,000 viewers compared to last year. Average viewing figures for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden are between 3.2 and 3.4 million viewers.
The viewing figures in Sweden for this years contest were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 1.337 million viewers
- Semi-Final Two – 887,000 viewers
- Grand Final – 2.849 million viewers
The viewing figures for the final of the contest in recent years are as follows:
- 2016 – 3,684,000 (Host country)
- 2015 – 3,282,000
- 2014 – 3,364,000
- 2013 – 3,372,000 (Host country)
- 2012 – 3,230,000
- 2011 – 2,880,000
- 2010 – 1,850,000 (Sweden failed to qualify for the final)
- 2009 – 3,120,000
- 2008 – 2,810,000
Robin Bengtsson finished fifth in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017 with the song “I Can’t Go On”. The song finished 3rd with the juries scoring 218 points and 8th with the public on 126 points, in total he scored 344 points.
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Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.