Viewing interest was up as a total of 334,000 viewers tuned into the final of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020.
A metro audience of 334,000 viewers was recorded for the announcement of the winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020. The viewing figures represent an increase of 12% over last years final. Overall the show was the 11th most watched in Australia on Saturday.
The breakdown of the viewing figures for the winners announcement is as follows:
- Sydney – 97,000 viewers (Up 7,000 over 2019)
- Melbourne – 118,000 viewers (Up 28,000 viewers over 2019)
- Brisbane – 71,000 viewers (Up 11,000 viewers over 2019)
- Adelaide – 18,000 viewers (Down 16,000 viewers over 2019)
- Perth – 31,000 viewers (Up 7,000 viewers over 2019)
The voting was watched by 278,000 viewers in metro areas, while the performances were followed by 255,000 viewers. The show was the highest ranking broadcast for SBS on Saturday and the third highest entertainment broadcast of the day.
Montaigne will be representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. She finished first in the jury vote and second in the public vote giving her victory over Casey Donovan by just 7 points. Montaigne reacted to her victory saying:
This is wild! I started out just grateful to be a part of Eurovision but this is fricken insane! Thank you to everyone who gave me their vote, I’m so excited to go to Rotterdam and give it a red hot go
Source: TV Tonight / Image Source: SBS
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster SBS has broadcast Eurovision in Australia since 1983. Australia’s best result to date came in 2016 Australia when Dami Im, with the song “Sound of Silence,” finished in 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, just 23 points away from victory.