In Finland an average of 163,000 viewers watched Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light broadcast live from Hilversum.
An average of 163,000 viewers were watching on Yle TV2 on Saturday evening as Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light was broadcast. The show reached a total of 401,000 viewers and was the sixth most watched show on the channel last week.
Yle broadcast an array of Eurovision content on the Yle TV2 last week, the ratings were as follows:
- Eurovision Song Contest 2006 – Third most watched show – 259,000 viewers (Reached – 697,000 viewers)
- Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light – Sixth most watched show – 163,000 viewers (Reached – 401,000 viewers)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2007 – Eighth most watched show – 157,000 viewers (Reached 611,000 viewers)
- Yle Olohuone: Euroviisutoiveet – Twelfth most watched show – 137,000 viewers (Reached- 317,000 viewers)
- Yle Olohuone: Euroviisut 2020 – Thirteenth most watched show – 130,000 viewers (Reached – 299,000 viewers)
- Yle Olohuone: Euroviisustudio – Fifteenth most watched show – 119,000 viewers (Reached – 176,000 viewers)
Image Source: YLE / Source: Finnpanel
Finland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they debuted alongside Spain and Yugoslavia. Finland has finished last in the contest on 10 occasions and has received ‘nul points’ three times. It wasn’t until 2006 that Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest. Lordi represented the country in Athens with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” scoring 292 points, a record total at the time.