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United States: 64,000 Viewers For The Final of Eurovision 2017

A total of 64,000 viewers watched the final of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest live on Logo TV in the United States.

The number of viewers tuning into the American coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest increased to 64,000. The show however failed to reach into the top.150 shows broadcast on Cable on May 13th, reaching just 0.02% of 18-49 year old’s across the country. Last year a total of 52,000 viewers watched the contest on Logo TV, this years figures represent an increase of 12,000 viewers.

Stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews commentated on this years contest. The duo was generally praised by social media users for their commentary style, after the previous duo Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins were criticised for ridiculing the event.

The European Broadcasting Union’s deal with Logo TV has come under severe criticism from fans due to the geo-blocking of content on the contest official YouTube page. Viewers have been left with 1 minute 30 clips of the performances on Logo TV. While viewers in the rest of the America’s have complained that they have been blanket blocked from watching the official streams for the contest and have resorted to watching secondary streams.

With the reveal of the viewing figures in the United States, the total viewing figures for the Grand Final sit at 51,655,861 viewers after 28 countries have revealed their viewing figures.

Source: Show Buzz Daily, Eurovoix

4 thoughts on “United States: 64,000 Viewers For The Final of Eurovision 2017”

  1. Yes, the two semi-finals were blocked on in the USA. I went crazy looking for different options until I got the TV channel from Georgia, which transmitted the two semifinals, I do not think it is fair to block the transmissions to USa because LOGO TV is going to broadcast the final. Is unfair and a disrespect to the show’s followers.

    1. EBU did confirm that the geoblock is due to rights technicalities that would have blocked the US viewers from the stream with or without the LogoTV broadcast. Without Logo, American viewers could very well have been unable to officially watch the show

  2. The number of viewers in the US is actually much higher than this number. Because Logo’s stream was so problematic last year, I used SVT’s feed for my party in the US – so there’s another 20 people. :^) I’m sure lots of folks found alternative streams.

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