The EBU have announced that the Eurovision Song Contest was seen by 182 million viewers across 40 markets this year!
They are basing their numbers on the information from Eurodata TV, the data of relevant partners and YouTube analysis.
This amount is a drop of 4 million compared to Lisbon 2018, but inside we do see many highlights, crushing old record:
The Grand Final had an audience share of 36.7%, one percentage point higher than last year and garnered more than double the average prime-time viewing share for the same group of channels: 16.7%
In the host country Israel, 63.2% of the TV-viewers were watching the contest taking place on home soil. This means 1.3 million people tuned in, 24% more than the year before!
AVROTROS can boast an even bigger market share 73.4%!
4.5 million people (out of 17 million) have seen their Duncan Laurence win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Germany delivered the most viewers from any participating country, 7.6 million, while Italy with 3.4 million viewers had their second best audience since they rejoined the contest in 2011.
While Germany had the most inhabitants tuning in, Iceland can show a dizzying market share! A dazzling 98.4% from this Eurovision-loving island in the year Hatari brought them back to the final again!
Switzerland, who, like Iceland, also saw their first final since 2014, have Luca Hänni and his incredibly succesful participation to think for their good figures: RTS, RSI and SRF had double the amount of people watching compared to last year!
Hopeful news for the future of the contest as a whole as well!
45.3% of the 15-24 year olds watching TV that night across those 40 TV markets were watching the Grand Final of the contest.
To continue in that department: 72% of people watching the live shows on YouTube were under 35 years old. This online platform saw 40 million unique visitors during Eurovison Week, from 225 different territories.
On top of that, 5 million engagements actions were measured on the Eurovision Song Contest official social media accounts, 70% of those taking place on Instagram!
Will the Eurovision Song Contest be able to reach even more people next year?