As the 65th Eurovision Song Contest comes to an end, various European countries have revealed their viewing figures for the grand final which took place live from the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In Austria, a total of 596,000 tuned in to the Eurovision 2021 grand final on ORF eins. This is the lowest viewing figures for a Eurovision final since 2013.
Finland have reported their highest viewing figures for Eurovision since the nation hosted the contest in 2007. An average of 1.4 million people watched as Blind Channel achieved Finland’s best Eurovision result since 2006.
With just under 5.5 million viewers, France saw their highest viewing figures since 2009 when Patricia Kaas scored France a top 10 finish. A total of 5,492,000 viewers tuned in to see Barbara Pravi just miss out on securing France a sixth Eurovision win. These viewing figures are just a little bit less than those of 2009 and 2018, when 5,706,000 and 5.1 million respectively tuned in to the grand final.
Over 7.7 million people tuned in to watch the Eurovision 2021 final, which are the lowest viewing figures since 2017. 6.54 viewers watched the show on Das Erste, whilst 1.2 million watched on ONE. These figures show a decrease of 340,000 from the 2019 contest.
4.5 million people tuned in to RAI1 to watch Måneskin take the trophy and give Italy their third Eurovision win, giving the channel a 25% market share. Up until now, Italy’s highest viewing figures came from 2017, when Francesco Gabbani was one of the big favourites to win the contest. A total of 3.7 million people tuned in.
Portugal saw just under 1.2 million people tuning in to the Eurovision 2021 final. RTP1 had a market share of 26.9%.
Spain recorded their lowest viewing figures since 2017 as 4 million people tuned in to the Eurovision 2021 final. 4,071,000 people tuned into La 1, with a market share of 29.4%. These are Spain’s lowest viewing figures of this decade. We can only find lower viewing figures in the previous decade, when 3.3 million people watched Eurovision 2007.
Just over 5.4 million people tuned in to watch Eurovision 2021 live from their home country. This shows an increase of around 1 million compared to 2019 when 4.4 million people watched as Duncan Laurence took the trophy home. This year saw The Netherland’s viewership increase by 23.4%.
The United Kingdom saw its largest Eurovision audience since 2014. 7.4 million viewers tuned in to the Eurovision 2021 final on BBC One, with a market share of 48.5%, which is the highest since 1999. The viewing figures show an increase from 2019 and 2018, when 6.9 million people tuned in.
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