Eurovision 2018 🇵🇹 First Semi Final facts and numbers aftermath
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
BELGIUM 🇧🇪 255,338 viewers watched on the Walloon broadcaster as Sennek competed in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The show topped the most watched shows broadcast in the Walloon part of Belgium yesterday, with the show achieving a 20.37% viewing share.
GREECE 🇬🇷 Despite Greece and Cyprus participated in the first semi final, AGV Nielsen Hellas reports 23,9% in TV ratings which was the fourth most watched program last night. The Greek Survivor reality show topped the ratings.
FRANCE 🇫🇷 The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the least watched in France since the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. A total of 380,000 viewers watched the contest on France 4, with a market share of 1.7%. The viewing figures represent a drop of 193,000 viewers compared to the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.
BELGIUM 🇧🇪 A grand total of 1,101,598 viewers watched the first semi final on Tuesday in Belgium. The show was broadcast on two channels within Belgium. It received 846,210 on the channel Een, and a further 255, 338 viewers on La Une. In addition there was a preview show on Een that received 570,210 viewers.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱 In the Netherlands a total of 1,097,000 viewers watched on NPO1 as the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 took place in Portugal. The show had a share of 23.9%, and was the second most watched television broadcast yesterday.
SPAIN 🇪🇸 746,000 viewers watched on La 2 and La 2 HD last night as Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 took place in Portugal. The show which has a market share of 4.4% is the most watched Semi-Final in Spain of the past five years and outperformed its time slot by 500,000 viewers.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿 On average 115,700 viewers watched last nights first Semi-Final live on CT2, as the country qualified for only their second ever Eurovision Grand Final. Viewing figures peaked at 22:00 CET, when a total of 129,000 viewers were watching the competition in the Czech Republic. Viewing figures are however down 30,000 compared to the first Semi-Final in 2017.
GERMANY 🇩🇪 A total of 390,000 viewers tuned in to One last night as the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 took place. In total the broadcast last night had a share of 1.6%. The show saw 180,000 viewers aged between 18-49 watch the competition, which is significantly above One’s normal market share.
CYPRUS 🇨🇾 RIK recorded over 50% viewing share for over 90 minutes last night, as the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was aired in the country. Eleni Foureria took to the stage with “Fuego” and entered the show last night as this years favourite to win the competition. Viewing share peaked at 64.6% as the ten qualifiers were revealed.
AUSTRIA 🇦🇹 An average of 515,000 spectators tuned in to ORF’s live broadcast of the first semi-final, with a peak of 632,000. The show drew ratings of 28 percent among 12 to 49-year-olds, with a rating of 31 percent among 12 to 29-year-olds. ORF’s preview show, “Mr. Song Contest Proudly Presents,” which aired before the semi-final, averaged 338,000 viewers.
UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧 In the United Kingdom, the same number of people tuned in for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2018 as the first semi-final of Eurovision 2017. In total 480,000 tuned in to the show broadcast on BBC Four, with commentary from Scott Mills and Rylan. The first semi-final also saw an interview with SuRie and a snippet of “Storm”.
ITALY 🇮🇹 404,000 viewers watched last night in Italy as the first semi-final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place. The number of viewers was down by 20% compared to the same show last year, replicating the fall in viewers that has been seen in Germany and France.
CHINA 🇨🇳 Hunan TV, through their MangoTV web streaming service, broadcast last night’s semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, but not after making a few edits to the show. The performances from Ireland and Albania were skipped over entirely, also having been edited out of the recaps.
CHART SUCCESS ON iTUNES
- “Fuego” currently charts at No. 1 at home in Cyprus, and is in the Top 200 for 16 other Eurovision countries.
- Coming second after Cyprus is Austria, with Cesár Sampson’s “Nobody But You,” charting in 11 countries.
- They are followed on the charts by Ireland with Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s “Together” charting in 10 countries.
- Lithuania’s Ieva Zasimauskaitė with “When We’re Old”, Israel’s Netta with “Toy”, Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva with “La Forza”, and Belgium’s Sennek with “A Matter of Time” are all charting in 7 countries.
- Finland’s Saara Aalto with “Monsters” and Bulgaria’s Equinox with “Bones” charting in 5 countries
- France’s Madame Monsieur with “Mercy” charting in 4.