In the Netherlands interest in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is at its highest since the 2015 contest in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Junior Eurovision is continuing to again grow within the Netherlands with viewing figures growing for a second year in a row. This year a total of 319,000 viewers watched the contest on NPO3, up a total of 67,000 viewers on the contest in 2019.
Overall a total of 1,056,000 viewers who watched the contest for at least 1 minute. The contest had a market share of 6.7% of the channels target audience and an overall share of 2%.
Viewing figures for Junior Eurovision 2020:
- France – 1.2 million – 7.3% share
- Spain – 1.082 million – 7.4% share
- Germany – 370,000 viewers – 2.5% share
- The Netherlands – 319,000 viewers – 2.0% share
The Netherlands finished 4th in yesterdays Junior Eurovision Song Contest represented by Unity with the song “Best Friends”. This is the second year in a row and third time in four years the Netherlands has finished 4th. The Netherlands were 5th in the jury vote with 68 points and received 12 points from Germany, they then finished 4th in the public vote with 64 points.
Image Source: EBU/Chantal Antonides / Source: SKO
The Netherlands debuted at the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and is one of only two countries to have taken part in every edition to date. To date the country has only won the competition once. Their only victory came in 2009 when Ralf Mackenbach performed “Click Clack” scoring a total of 121 points, this was just 5 points more than runners-up Armenia and Russia. The Netherlands narrowly lost the contest in 2011 when Rachel performed “Teenager”, she lost by 5 points. The Netherlands’ worst result came in 2015 when Shalisa finished in 15th place out of 17 competing countries.