TVP has recorded the largest audience ever in one country for a Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In Poland an average of 6 million viewers watched last night as TVP hosted the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Warsaw. The contest was the market leader in its time slot with an average of 5 million more viewers than any other channel during the duration of the show.
Viewership of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest peaked during the reveal of the televote with 7.42 million viewers watching across all of TVP’s channels that were airing the show. Interest in the contest was up by an average of 450,000 viewers over the 2019 contest which TVP also hosted. Overall share of the contest was 32.6% down 6% on the 2019 contest.
The figures reported by TVP are the highest national audience reported for a Junior Eurovision Song Contest in its history. The previous largest audience came in 2004 when 5,912,000 viewers watched in Spain as the country took victory in Lillehammer.
Largest audiences at Junior Eurovision
- 2020 – Poland – 6,000,000 viewers with a peak of 7.42 million
- 2004 – Spain – 5,912,000 viewers
- 2005 – Spain – 5,744,000 viewers
- 2019 – Poland – 5,550,000 viewers
- 2006 – Russia – 4,450,000 viewers
Poland was represented by Ala Tracz at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, she finished 9th with 90 points. Poland finished 9th with both the juries and the public vote.
Image Source: EBU/Stijn Smulders / Source: Jacek Kurski
Poland participated in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last-place finishes, they withdrew from the contest and did not return until 2016. From there on, Poland’s fortunes in the contest reversed resulting in Roksana Węgiel winning in 2018 with “Anyone I Want to Be”. In 2019, the contest was hosted in the Polish city of Gliwice. Viki Gabor won on home ground with “Superhero”, giving Poland a second consecutive victory.