In excess of 180 million viewers across Europe watched this years Eurovision Song Contest for at least one minute.
This years viewing figures for the Eurovision Song Contest have been revealed, with a total of 182 million viewers tuning in for at least 1 minute. This years viewing figures represent a fall of 22 million viewers compared to last years contest in Stockholm, Sweden. The European Broadcasting Union is attributing this fall to the contest not being broadcast in Russia this year.
Stand out figures
A number of countries reported some stand out viewing figures for this years contest, these include,
- Bulgaria – 650,000 viewers, the highest viewing figures ever for the Eurovision Song Contest in the country
- Ukraine – Host nation Ukraine reported a total of 1.5 million viewers for the Grand Final, the highest number of viewers since 2009
- Italy – 3.742 million viewers watched the final this year, the highest number of viewers in Italy since their return
Based on data collected by Eurovoix.com, we can report the viewing figures for all three shows. The figure shown below represents only the total of the countries that have reported data.
- Semi-Final One – 12,894,257 (24 countries data)
- Semi-Final Two – 11,667,191 (20 countries data)
- Grand Final – 51,591,861 (27 countries data)
Key areas to note:
- In total a combined 26,958,000 viewers watched in the Big Five nations, while in the semi-finals each show was watched by around 2.5 million viewers in the Big Five nations.
- The Netherlands saw 4,067 million viewers watch the Grand Final, this figure was higher than Spain and Italy.
- 13 nations out of the 27 reporting countries saw more than 1 million viewers watch the final, of which the United Kingdom and Germany saw over 5 million viewers.
- Poland reported the highest average viewing figures for semi-final one with 1.7 million viewers
- The second semi-final’s largest market was the Netherlands where 2,451 million viewers watched the show, 1.15 million viewers higher than those in Poland who was not competing in the second semi-final.
Alongside the live television broadcast in the 42 competing countries, a total of 19 radio stations across Europe also broadcast the competition. While on YouTube over 6 million viewers watched this years final live across the globe.