Over 1.1 million viewers watched on Saturday night as Denmark recorded their best result in the Eurovision Song Contest since the country hosted the competition in 2014.
The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the most watched television program in Denmark last week, with over 1.1 million people tuning in to the show on Saturday night. In total 1,131,000 viewers watched as Rasmussen competed in the Grand Final with the song “Higher Ground”, they finished 9th, marking the first time Denmark has been in the top ten since the 2014 contest.
Viewing figures for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018:
- Semi-Final One – 409,000 viewers
- Semi-Final Two – 735,000 viewers
- Grand Final – 1,131,000 viewers
Rasmussen won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix back in February and represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Following his DMGP victory, Rasmussen attended the pre-parties in London, Tel Aviv, and Amsterdam.
Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and 2016.