A total of 3.1 million viewers across Poland watched as Kasia Mos performed in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017.
On average 2.7 million viewers across Poland watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. While 3.1 million viewers watched Kasia Mos perform “Flashlight”, audience figures peaked at 3.2 million viewers during the performance of Isaiah Firebrace from Australia. The final had a market share of 24.9% making it the most watched show on Saturday in Poland.
Viewing figures for the three shows were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 1.7 million viewers – 13.2% share
- Semi-Final Two – 1.3 million viewers – 10.5% share
- Grand Final – 2.7 million viewers – 24.9% share
The contest was also broadcast internationally by TVP Polonia, the viewing figures for TVP Polonia were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 113,000 viewers
- Semi-Final Two – 101,000 viewers
- Grand Final – 155,000 viewers
TVP the Polish national broadcaster has provisionally confirmed their participation in next years Eurovision Song Contest. The documentation shows that TVP plans to hold a national selection process for next years contest in Lisbon, Portugal. TVP does not have to formally confirm their participation in next years competition until the autumn of 2017.
Poland was represented by Kasia Moś at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. She qualified for the final and went on to finish 22nd with a total of 64 points. She received 23 points from the juries finishing 23rd in the jury vote, while finishing 12th in the public vote with a total of 41 points.
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Poland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside a number of other Eastern European countries. Their debut year saw their best result to date, as Edyta Gorniak finished in 2nd place with her song “To nie ja!”. Following this, Poland failed to repeat this initial success, managing a top 10 placing on only one other occasion during their initial 1994-2011 run in the contest. In 2012, following a string of non-qualifications, Poland withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Since their return in 2014, they have been considerably more successful in the contest, having qualified for the final for every year since there return. At this years contest in Kyiv, Kasia Mos finished 22nd with the final with her song “Flashlight”.