FIRST SEMI FINAL 2019
🇪🇸 A total of 523,000 viewers watched the first semi-final of Eurovision on La 2, the contest had a share of 3.3%. Eurovision Spain reports that over the course of the show 3.6 million viewers watched part of the show.
🇳🇱 The first semi-final of Eurovision 2019 was watched by a total of 1.49 million people in the Netherlands. The show last night was the most watched semi-final in the Netherlands in recent years, where the nation has not been competing in the show. Overall the broadcast had a share of 9.4%.
🇮🇹 In Italy, viewing interest in the Eurovision Song Contest was up, with a total of 423,000 viewers watching last nights first semi-final. The number of viewers watching the show is up 82,000 on the channels average viewership. Overall 2,629,000 viewers watched at least one minute of last nights broadcast. The first semi-final had an overall market share of 1.74%, which is up .5% over 2018.
🇩🇪 A total of 400,000 viewers were watching in Germany last night, as the first ten qualifiers were selected. The number of viewers for last nights show increased by 10,000 shows over the equivalent show in 2018. Overall the show had a viewing share of 1.6%, while for the 14 to 49 market the contest had a share of 2.0%.
🇬🇧 A total of 600,000 viewers tuned into Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on BBC Four. This is an increase of 120,000 viewers over the same show in 2018. Overall the viewing figures recorded for the first Semi-Final are the third highest that have been recorded for any Semi-Final that the BBC has broadcast to date.
🇫🇷 Viewers interest in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest increased compared to 2018. An additional 50,000 viewers watched the first semi-final this year, giving a total viewing figure of 430,000 viewers. The show which was broadcast on France 4 had a share of 2.1%.
🇬🇷 The Greek public seems to have responded with lukewarmness (like every year in terms of semi-finals) to the “battle” of Katerina Duska and Tamta for the qualification. The 1st Semi-final scored 13.7% in the general group and 15.3% among potential audiences (ages 18-54). At the time of Katerina Duska’s appearance, the audience reached 20.6%.
🇵🇹 On average 920,000 viewers watched on RTP1 as Portugal failed to qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019. The show contest was the most watched program broadcast by RTP1 on Tuesday, and was the third most watched program on Portuguese television that day. At its peak when Conan was on stage for Portugal 1,190,000 people were watching the show in RTP1. This was 25.4% of the viewing audience at the time of the broadcast.
🇨🇿 Over the course of the broadcast an average of 169,000 viewers watched on CT2, as the Czech Republic competed in Semi-Final One. The competition drew in an additional 53,300 viewers over the same show last year, and recorded the highest audience for a semi-final in the Czech Republic since Semi-Final One in 2016. The audience for Semi-Final One peaked at 201,000 viewers at 21:30 CET.
🇧🇪 996,807 viewers tuned in to Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Belgium. RTBF saw a total of 230,945 viewers watch the contest, while VRT saw a total of 765,862 viewers tune in. The overall number of viewers for the first semi-final is down 100,000 viewers over the same show in 2018.
SEMI FINAL 2
🇪🇸 A total of 523,000 viewers watched the second semi-final of Eurovision on La 2, the contest had a share of 3.1%, which is a 0.2% loss compared to the first semi-final. Eurovision Spain reports that over the course of the show 3.4 million viewers watched part of the show.
🇫🇷 Viewers interest in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest decreased compared to 2018. Last year, 724,000 viewers watched the second semi-final (in which France were voting). The show was broadcast on France 4 and had a share of 2%.
🇳🇱 A total of 3.015 million viewers watched on Thursday evening as bookies favourite, Duncan Laurence took the Netherlands through to the Grand Final. The figure are the largest that the Netherlands has recorded for a semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest since they were introduced.
🇩🇪 In Germany a total of 680,000 viewers watched the second semi-final of Eurovision 2019 on ONE. The number of viewers was up by 280,000 over the first semi-final on Tuesday night, and an increase of 210,000 viewers over the same show last year. The overall market share of the show was 2.8%.
🇦🇹 The Austrian national broadcaster saw its largest audience for a Eurovision semi-final since the first semi-final in 2016. A total of 567,000 viewers watched last night as Austria failed to qualify for the Grand Final for the first time since 2013. The show had a 20% market share. The first semi-final on Tuesday night saw a total of 338,000 viewers watch the competition, with a market share of 13%.
🇷🇴 184,000 viewers watched last night as Romania failed to qualify for the Grand Final for a second year in a row. Just 30,000 viewers followed the show throughout the competition, overall the contest was the sixth most watched show on TV during its time slot.
🇳🇱 Nearly three quarters of the viewing audience in the Netherlands watched last night, as the Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. On average 4.409 million viewers watched across the four hours of the contest live from the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. At their peak 5.3 million viewers were watching as Duncan Laurence performed his entry. While 4.7 million viewers were watching at the peak of the voting.
🇮🇱 Viewing figure data released today reveal that more than 45% of the country’s population tuned in during the show’s thrilling voting sequence. A spike in viewers was also reported during the performance of home entrant Kobi Marimi, in which the audience reached 44.5% (1.3 million). Performance by global superstar Madonna saw a drop in numbers, with 34.3% tuning in to see the performance of her new single. The show was also broadcast on two additional KAN channels. The broadcasters educational channel transmitted the final, accompanied by sign language. This reached over 46,000 viewers in the country. A broadcast dubbed in Arabic was also available on Kan 33 and reached a further 15,000 viewers.
🇬🇷 Extremely high levels were the viewing of ERT during the broadcast of the Final, as in the relevant band (22.00 – 02.00) the average share for ERT2 and the high definition channel was 50.2%, with 4.125.544 viewers watching the contest for at least one minute. The appearance of Katerina Duska watched for just one minute 2,299,420 viewers with the average share reaching 51.2%, while the same figures for the appearance of the official guest of the organization, Madonna, amounted respectively to 1,906,240 viewers and 60.7% share.
🇩🇪 In Germany, over 8 million viewers followed the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. 7.59 million viewers followed the contest on Das Erste, while a further 0.49 million viewers watched the competition on ONE. Overall the number of viewers who watched this years Grand Final fell by 130,000 viewers over the Grand Final in 2018.
🇬🇧 At its peak a total of 7.7 million viewers were watching in the United Kingdom as Michael Rice competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Last nights show live from Tel Aviv, Israel saw an average viewing audience of 6.9 million viewers, this is level with last years contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Overall the show had a market share of 41.7%.
🇫🇷 In France a total of 4.78 million viewers watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 live. This is down 370,000 viewers over the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal, when the nation was represented by Madame Monsieur. The figure however is the fourth highest that France has recorded at the contest since 2010. Overall the show had a viewing share of 30.2%.
🇪🇸 Just under 5.5 million viewers watched in Spain as Miki represented his nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show recorded an average audience of 5,449,000 viewers, with a peak of 7,208,000 viewers during Miki’s performance. Interest in the competition was down by 1.75 million viewers compared to 2018, however is a solid audience for Spain at the competition.
🇸🇪 The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 saw a total of 2,556,000 viewers watch in Sweden. The show was the least watched final since 2010, and was down 9,000 viewers over the same show last year. The overall viewing figures for Eurovision 2019 in Sweden were as follows:
🇨🇭 On average 660,000 viewers were watching SRF on Saturday night as Switzerland recorded its best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in over 25 years. Luca Hänni performed “She Got Me”, finishing 4th in the final with a total of 360 points. Viewer interest peaked at 912,000 when Luca was performing his song in the Grand Final. Overall market share for the show in German-speaking Switzerland was 49.4%.
🇦🇺 Sunday saw a total of 246,000 viewers on average watch the replay of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Grand Final on SBS. The live broadcast on Sunday morning was watched by an average of 166,000 viewers, giving a combined viewership of 412,000 viewers.
🇮🇹 A total of 3,539,000 viewers watched on Rai 1, as Mahmood represented Italy with the song “Soldi”. The contest which saw Italy finished 2nd in Tel Aviv, saw a peak of 4.478 million viewers when Mahmood performed his entry. Overall 14.440 million unique viewers watched at least one minute of the show live from Israel, with an overall market share of 19.72%.
🇩🇰 1.09 million viewers tuned in the Grand Final on Saturday night as they watched the Danish representative Leonora declare that “Love is Forever”. A slight decrease of 3.1% was recorded in comparison to the 1.13 million from last year. Leonora gave an impressive performance of her entry making it 12th on Saturday with a total of 120 points.
🇭🇺 after not making it to the Final after seven years of qualifying, the viewing figures in Hungary dropped from 404,000 last year to 145,000 this year.
🇮🇪 Ireland is another country where the numbers have massively dropped – from 689,900 viewers last year to only 284,700 this year.
🇸🇮 At its peak on Saturday night 490,400 viewers watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition’s audience peaked during the performance of the Slovenian entrants, with an average viewership over the night of 276,400 views, a total of 47% of the viewing audience at the time. The Grand Final was the most watched Eurovision show in Slovenia since 2015.
🇩🇰 1,095,000 viewers watched on DR1 as Denmark competed in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The final was watched by over 330,000 more viewers than the second highest rating show of the same week. The number of viewers for the 2019 contest was down slightly over 2018, this is the second year running that viewing figures have fallen in Denmark.
🇫🇮 The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was followed by 538,000 viewers in Finland on YLE TV2. The number of viewers for this years final was down by 44.9% over the 2018 Grand Final, representing a drop of 438,000 viewers year on year. The number of viewers for the show on Saturday was only marginally better than 2017 when the nation also failed to qualify.
🇦🇹 After PÆNDA failed to take Austria to the final of Eurovision 2019, the Austrian national broadcaster recorded its lowest audience for a final since 2013. ORF saw an average of 627,000 viewers watch the final, with the show managing a share of 41% of the viewing audience. Of note is that PÆNDA joined Andi Knoll in the commentary booth for the final.
🇭🇺 Hungary saw interest in the Eurovision Song Contest hit a record low, after the nation failed to qualify for the Grand Final of this years contest in Israel. The final on Saturday evening saw just 145,000 viewers watch the show, down 300% over the same show in 2018. The show was the least watched final for a contest that Hungary has competed in this millennium.
🇨🇿 Ceska Televize saw its second highest number of viewers for a Eurovision final since their return to the contest in 2015. In total an average of 284,660 viewers were watching CT1 as Lake Malawi competed in the final in Tel Aviv, Israel. The number of viewers who watched this years final was up 12% over the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
🇷🇴 TVR saw a total of 147,000 viewers follow the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, the lowest reported audience to date for a final in Romania. The show was only the 8th most watched television broadcast on Saturday night, and is the second year running that viewer interest has fallen in the country. Last year 158,000 viewers followed the Grand Final live from Lisbon, Portugal on TVR1.
🇷🇺 Viewing data for the week of May 13 to 19, shows that the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest topped the ratings across Russia. The final live from Tel Aviv, Israel had a market share of 28.2% across cities in Russia with a population over 100,000, while in Moscow a total of 36.8% of the viewing audience watched the Grand Final. The exact number of viewers for the 2019 contest in Russia has not been revealed. Interest in this years contest has increased by 55%, compared to 2018 when Russia failed to reach the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
🇳🇴 The Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest was watched by 81% of television viewers in Norway. The contest averaged a viewership of 1,247,000 across the evening, with a peak of 1,386,000 viewers when KEiiNO took to the stage to perform “Spirit in the Sky”. Over the course of the evening 2.2 million Norwegians watched at least one minute of the broadcast.
🇨🇾 The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was watched by 69.3% of the television audience in Cyprus. The final which took place in Tel Aviv, Israel was watched by a total of 180,020 viewers, which was over 50,000 viewers ahead of the second most watched show.
🇪🇪 Estonia saw a total of 201,000 viewers follow the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show was the second most watched TV broadcast in Estonia last week, with Semi-Final One the most watched broadcast of the week. Overall viewer interest was down slightly compared to 2018, with 56,000 fewer viewers on average following the competition in Israel.
🇭🇷 The Croatian national broadcaster saw 280,940 viewers watch the final of Eurovision 2019 live from Israel. The broadcast on HRT had a market share of 7.2%. Overall viewer interest is down by 68% compared to 2017 when Jacques Houdek qualified for the Grand Final in Kyiv, Ukraine.
🇵🇱 TVP saw the number of viewers tuning in for its Eurovision coverage fall compared to the 2018 contest. The final was watched by a combined audience of 1.15 million viewers, formed of 1.051 million viewers on TVP1 and 100,200 viewers on TVP Polonia. The contest as a whole had a market share of 12.56%. The number of viewers is down 366,800 viewers compared to the final in 2018.
(summary of reports as posed by www.eurovoix.com)