366,800 fewer viewers watched the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, compared to the same show in 2018.
TVP saw the number of viewers tuning in for its Eurovision coverage fall compared to the 2018 contest. The final was watched by a combined audience of 1.15 million viewers, formed of 1.051 million viewers on TVP1 and 100,200 viewers on TVP Polonia. The contest as a whole had a market share of 12.56%. The number of viewers is down 366,800 viewers compared to the final in 2018.
The viewing figures for Eurovision 2019 in Poland were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 1,906,000 viewers – 14.86% share (TVP1), 87,900 – 0.68% share (TVP Polonia)
- Semi-Final Two – 967,800 viewers – 7.86% share (TVP1), 62,000 0.5% share (TVP Polonia)
- Grand Final – 1,051,000 viewers – 11.47% share (TVP1), 100,200 – 1.09% share (TVP Polonia)
Poland had been one of the largest markets for the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years. In 2016 over 5 million viewers watched the Grand Final from Stockholm, Sweden, however following two successive non-qualifications viewer interest has halved.
Who are Tulia?
The group, made up of Patrycja Nowicka, Dominika Siepka, Joanna Sinkiewicz and Tulia Biczak, are known for combining traditional Eastern European style singing with modern music.
The group formed in 2018, in which year they performed on FRYDERYKI 2018 gala, as well as winning three awards at the Polish Song Festival and receives a platinum award for their debut album.
Poland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside a number of other Eastern European countries. Their debut year saw their best result to date, as Edyta Gorniak finished in 2nd place with her song “To nie ja!”. Following this, Poland failed to repeat this initial success, managing a top 10 placing on only one other occasion during their initial 1994-2011 run in the contest. In 2012, following a string of non-qualifications, Poland withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Since their return in 2014, they have been considerably more successful in the contest, having qualified for the final for every year up to 2017.