In the United Kingdom a total of 52,000 viewers watched the final of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 on S4C.
The Welsh broadcaster has revealed to Eurovoix.com that an average of 20,000 viewers watched the final of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017, with a total of 52,000 viewers watching the contest for at least three minutes during the 100 minute broadcast. These figures are overnight figures and are subject to change within the next twenty-eight days.
The average number of viewers for the final of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 is 8,000 viewers lower than the average for the time slot on S4C. However, the time slot normally features Rugby broadcasts which are the broadcasters best performing programs. As a result Eurovision Choir of the Year is a vastly different format to that normally broadcast on a Saturday night on S4C.
The following viewing figures have also been released over the past couple of days:
- Austria – ORF – 140,000 viewers
- Slovenia – RTVLO – 246,600 viewers (Total reach)
- Wales – 52,000 viewers (Total reach)
Côr Merched Sir Gâr represented Wales at the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year, finishing in second place. The choir is formed of pupils from seven schools in Carmarthenshire. The choir won Côr Cymru 2017 in April and won the right to represent Wales at the contest. At the contest they performed; ‘O, Mountain, O’, ‘Mil harddach’ and ‘Wade in the Water’.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.
Watch the winning performance below: