ERT recorded a viewing share of 6.2% for its broadcast of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light from Hilversum.
The Greek public broadcaster had a viewing share of 6.2% for its coverage of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light live from Hilversum on ERT 1. The share equates to around 250,000 viewers and is considerably lower than the normal competitive format of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ratings reported so far for Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light are as follows:
- France – 1,170,000 viewers – 7.5% share
- Germany – 1,640,000 viewers – 7.6% share
- Greece – ~250,000 viewers – 6.2% share
- Italy – 2,753,000 viewers – 11.05% share
- Netherlands – 2,370,000 viewers – 14.% share
- Spain – 1,262,000 viewers – 7.2% share
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Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top 3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”. The song became a European hit, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.