288,000 people watched the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on RTP1.
A total of 288,000 viewers on average followed RTP1‘s broadcast of the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest live from Paris, France. The figure represents a fall of 67,000 viewers compared to the 2019 contest. However, viewing figures are higher than 2017 and 2018 contests which saw 210,000 and 277,000 viewers respectively.
The audience share for the competition was 8.7%, which was a similar rating that RTP1 had for its programing last Sunday in this timeslot.
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)
- Spain – 991,000 viewers (down 171,000 viewers on 2020)
Portugal was represented by Simão Oliveira with “O Rapaz”, he finished `11th with 101 points. This is the best result to date for Portugal in the competition and saw Portugal place third in the online vote.
Image Source: Thomas Hanses | Source: ESC Portugal
Portugal debuted at the 2006 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Budapest, Romania. The country placed second-last that year and the year later, before withdrawing in 2008. They were not to return until 2017 where they were represented by Mariana Venancio, who placed 14th with her song “YouTuber”.