The Junior Eurovision Song Contest recorded its largest audience in Russia since the 2011 contest in Yerevan, this past weekend.
The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest entered the top 100 most viewed television shows in Moscow and cities across Russia with a population over 100,000 people. The contest saw its highest share of the viewing audience since the 2011 contest in Armenia, with:
- Moscow – 1.7% rating / 5.5% share (94th most watched show of the week, 30th most watched show on Sunday)
- Cities over 100,000 population – 2.6% rating / 7.9% share (42nd most watched show, 11th most watched show on Sunday)
The rise in the viewing audience comes after the contest was broadcast by NTV, the third largest channel in Russia. The competition had been moved from Russia-1 to Carousel in 2013. The move from Russia-1 to Carousel saw audience interest fall by 75% between 2011 and 2012.
Viewing share for Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
- 2007 – 11.3%
- 2008 – 4.9%
- 2009 – 22.1%
- 2010 – 13%
- 2011 – 13.2%
- 2012 – 2.6%
- 2013 – 0.8%
- 2014 – 1.4%
Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “A Time for Us”. They finished 13th in the final scoring 72 points. Russia was 15th with the jury scoring 15 points, while 8th with the online vote scoring 57 points.
Russia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and has participated in the contest every year since. Russia won the contest for the first time in 2006 when they were represented by the Tolmachevy Twins with the song “Vesenniy jazz”, who scored a total of 154 points. Russia has never finished outside of the top 10 in their time at the contest, and have finished second twice, fourth four times and fifth once. At the 2017 contest in Georgia, Russia won the contest for a second time represented by Polina Bogusevich and “Wings”.