The Spanish public broadcaster has recorded its lowest audience to date for a Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
A total of 991,000 viewers on average followed La 1’s broadcast of the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest live from Paris, France. The figure represents the lowest audience ever for the competition in Spain and is a fall of 171,000 viewers over the 2020 contest.
The audience share for the competition was 7.6%, which was an increase of 0.2% compared to the 2020 competition. Overall 4.4 million viewers saw at least part of the competition, but the contest was 2.4% below the average share for the time slot on La 1.
The audiences reported for Junior Eurovision 2021 so far are:
- France – 1.64 million viewers (up 480,000 viewers on 2020)
- Netherlands – 175,000 viewers (down 144,000 viewers on 2020)
- Poland – 4.9 million viewers (down 1.1 million on 2020)
Levi Díaz represented Spain with “Reír” scoring a total of 77 points and finishing in 15th place. The result is the worst to date for Spain in the contest and is the first time they have finished outside of the top 5.
Image Source: Andres Putting/EBU | Source: Eurofestivales
Spain first took part in the contest in 2003 and participated every year between then and 2006. In 2004, María Isabel brought Spain their only victory so far with “Antes muerta que sencilla”. After an absence of 13 years, Spain returned to the contest in 2019 with “Marte” by Melani García. Spain had finished in the top 5 up until the 2021 contest when Spain finished in 15th place.