Over 100,000 viewers tuned in for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Moldova, as the nation performed in their second consecutive final.
106,902 viewers tuned in across Moldova to watch the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The show had an AMR of 3.72% and was the second most viewed show broadcast by Teleradio Moldova during the month of May. In the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, 37,255 viewers watched the final with an AMR of 6.29%, making it the third most watched television show in Chisinau in May.
The viewing figures for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Moldova were as follows;
- Grand Final – 106,902 – 3.72% (All of Moldova)
- Grand Final – 37,255 – 6.29% AMR (Chisinau)
- Semi-Final Two – 102,879 – 3.34% AMR (All of Moldova)
- Semi-Final Two – 21,242 – 3.59% AMR (Chisinau)
The viewing figures represent a fall of just over 60,000 viewers compared to the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. However, the number of viewers for the past two years is up on the period of 2014-2016, when the contest failed to register in the top three most watched broadcasts for the month for Teleradio Moldova.
DoReDos represented Moldova at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. At the Grand Final, they placed 10th with 209 points. DoReDos were crowned as the Moldovan entrants for the Eurovision Song Contest in February. The group went in to the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018 as the favourites to win and went on to top both the public vote and jury vote.
The group previously participated in O melodie pentru Europa twice before this year. In 2016, the group entered the Moldovan national selection with the song FunnyFolk and finished in 4th place. In 2015, they placed 6th with the song Maricica.
Source: AGB Nielsen
Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2005 Moldova debuted in the contest alongside Bulgaria, while that year Hungary also returned to the contest having been absent since 1998. Moldova was in its worse run of results in their history in the contest, having failed to make it to the final between 2014 and 2016. Moldova finished 3rd at the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine marking the best result to date for the country.