In Germany, just over 7.7 million watched last night as Germany finished 25th out of 26 in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Viewer interest in the Eurovision Song Contest fell to its lowest levels since 2017 last night. 7.74 million viewers combined across two channels followed the Grand Final live from Rotterdam. 6.54 million viewers watched on Das Erste giving the contest a share of 26.7%, while a further 1.2 million watched on ONE with a share of 4.9%.
While viewer interest was lower than in 2019 by 340,000 viewers, the contest still remains popular among the 14 to 49 year old demographic, with 31.4% of that demographic watching the show.
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Germany was one of seven countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country has taken part in every contest since then, apart from in 1996 when they failed to make it through the qualifying round. To date Germany has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1982 when Nicole sang “Ein Bisschen Frieden” in Harrogate, which later became a global hit. Germany didn’t win again until 2010 when Lena sang “Satellite” in Oslo. She received 9 sets of 12 points, scoring 246 points overall.