74.5% of the viewing audience in the Netherlands watched last night as Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Nearly three quarters of the viewing audience in the Netherlands watched last night, as the Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. On average 4.409 million viewers watched across the four hours of the contest live from the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
At their peak 5.3 million viewers were watching as Duncan Laurence performed his entry. While 4.7 million viewers were watching at the peak of the voting.
Due to the length of last nights broadcast, the actual number of viewers watching is not the largest audience the Netherlands has had in the past decade. Both 2013 and 2014 saw higher average audiences, with 5.1 million viewers watching the competition in 2014 when the Common Linnets came second.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year he graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg where he studied to become a singer-songwriter as well as music producer. He has also spent time previously in London and Stockholm writing music. He was internally selected in January by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the nation in the 2019 contest.
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on four occasions the latest being in 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.