In the Netherlands just over 2.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light live from Hilversum.
An audience of 2.37 million viewers watched on NPO1 last night as Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light was broadcast live from Hilversum. The show which had a share of 39.5% was the most watched show in its time slot, however was the second most watched broadcast of the day on NPO 1. A repeated broadcast of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light was broadcast after 1am this morning, this broadcast was followed by 121,000 viewers.
NPO broadcast a number of Eurovision specials this week:
- May 14 – Beste Zangers Songfestival – 10.9% share – 1.739 million viewers
- May 14 – The Road to Victory – 7% share – 1.121 million viewers
- May 15 – Eurovision 1980 – 0.3% – 56,000 viewers
- May 16 – Beste Van Het Eurovisie Songfestival – 10.7% share – 1.709 million viewers
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.