EBU: 186,000,000 viewers attended the three shows of this year’s Contest

EBU: 186,000,000 viewers attended the three shows of this year’s Contest

According to the EBU, the three shows of this year’s Contest held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 8, 10 and 12 May, were attended by more than 185,000,000 viewers. In fact, the 3 shows reached 186 million viewers in 42 markets, according to Eurodata TV and its partners.

In many countries, the Contest has recorded record highs in relation to previous years. In particular, in Israel, the percentage attended by the Contest was the highest since 2005. 50.9% hit the big Finals, KN channel viewing to 1 million viewers.

On the other hand, on the island of Aphrodite, the contest was 77.4%, the largest viewer since 2003. 250,000 viewers watched Eleni Foureira struggling for the final result.

Reportage shows in France (5,200,000 million) and Spain (6,400,000 million), as the rates were the highest since 2009 and 2008 respectively. Indeed, in Spain the figure was double that of last year.

United Kingdom BBC One has grown by 5% since 2017 with an average of 7 million viewers, while in Germany, 7,700,000 million viewers saw Michael Schulte achieving the best result in the country after a series of failures.

Despite the exclusion of Iceland, in the semifinals, the Final scored 95.3%, while in the organizing Portugal, the public grew by 10% compared to 2017. 1.5 million viewers watched this year’s contest and gave RTP an audience share of 36.4%, the highest figure since 2008.

The Eurovision Song Contest once again emphasized the ability of public service media to connect with young listeners. On average, 43.1% of those aged 15-24 watching television in 42 markets enjoyed the Grand Final, which is four times the average of the 10.6% emission channels.

The projection rate is also about four times higher than the average of the transmission channels among children (aged 4-15 years, 35.1% / 8.3%) and young adults (aged 25-34, 35.4 % / 9.5%).

Additionally, 6.6 million live streaming was made in 198 locations across all 3 shows on YouTube’s official channel ESC, up 10% from last year. 2.2 million unique viewers were tuned for the big final on YouTube.

The great Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest was also broadcast by 13 EBU radio broadcasters.

Source: EBU

Fotis Kourouvanis

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