Over 2.7 million viewers watched in Italy as Rai 1 and Rai 4 broadcast Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
An average of 2,763,000 viewers watched Rai 1’s coverage of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light live from Hilversum. The broadcast had a share of 11.05% of viewers. During the course of the broadcast 12.263 million people watched at least one minute of the broadcast.
The number of viewers who watched the show in Italy is considerably higher than in the other Big Five nations of France, Germany and Spain who ranged between 1.2 million and 1.6 million viewers.
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Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on seven occasions.