162 million people watched Eurovision 2023!
The Grand Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest took place on the 13th of May in Liverpool, where after an exciting voting, Sweden’s Loreen was declared the winner with her song “Tattoo”. The EBU has now confirmed that this year’s three shows reached a total of 162 million people across 38 public service media markets.
162 million viewers means an increase of 1 million viewers compared to last year’s Contest held in Turin, but still a huge decrease of 42 million people from the 2016 edition, when a record breaking 204 million people watched the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year’s host country – the United Kingdom reached their largest Eurovision audience on record, with an average of 9.9 million viewers, and a share of 63%. Last year’s winning country, Ukraine, delivered a viewing share of 19.7%. Two more automatic finalists – Germany and France also saw an increase in their audiences, as 7.4 million people watched the show in Germany (14% increase to last year), and France reached an average of 3.5 million viewers, up 10% on 2022.
2.3 million people watched the Contest in Sweden, which was 82.3% of all TV viewers in the country. The televote winner Finland delivered their best audience since 2007, with 1.7 million viewers (71% more than in 2022). Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden all had market shares of over 80%, whilst Armenia, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Lithuania and the United Kingdom had a market share higher than 50%.
Additionally, over 10 million people watched the live shows on Youtube – 7.6 million people watched the Grand Final, whilst another 3.2 million people watched the Semi Finals live.
The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Mr. Martin Osterdahl, stated the following:
The Eurovision Song Contest has proved, once again, that public service media has the power to unite the world through music with a global reach we are hugely proud of. We’re thrilled to see that every year more and more people around the world discover this special event and that it is providing a huge launchpad for new music.
The EBU also confirmed that in the newly introduced “Rest Of The World” vote, they received votes from 144 countries – some of the countries where the majority of the votes came from include the United States and Chile (both of which broadcast the show live), Slovakia (where the show was broadcast live on the radio), as well as Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Hungary, UAE, Türkiye, in between others.
Sweden won the Contest for the 7th time, and this is Loreen’s second Eurovision victory. Check out her performance of “Tattoo” once again, right here: