The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest recorded the second largest viewing audience to date according to the EBU.
The European Broadcasting Union has announced that the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was watched by an average of 11.6 million viewers. Making the contest the second most watched edition of the competition since it was first held in 2003.
The 2.5 hour show delivered an 9.1% viewing share, up 55% on the 5.7% average normally achieved by the same group of broadcast channels. Furthermore, 13 of the 16 broadcasters that report viewing data saw a better than average viewing figure for the time slot.
The breakdown of the 11.6 million viewers, based on available data is as follows:
- Poland – 5.6 million viewers
- Russia – 2.2 million viewers
- Spain – 1.5 million viewers
- France – 979,000 viewers
- Portugal – 350,000 viewers
- The Netherlands – 252,000 viewers
- Italy – 42,000 viewers
- Wales – 19,797 viewers
Poland’s entry “Superhero” won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with 278 points. They finished 2nd with the jury behind Kazakhstan but had a convincing win in the online vote with 166 points to Spain’s 104 points which lead to victory overall.
The Arena Gliwice played host for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with the arena being transformed for the acts from all corners of Europe and Australia. Guiding viewers through the show was a trio of hosts; Ida Nowakowska, Aleksander Sikora and Roksana Wegiel.