With just under one week since the grand final of Eurovision 2022, European countries have been revealing their viewing figures for the contest.
The viewing figures for each country are a real mixed bag, with some countries reported record breaking viewing figures, whilst other countries are at the other end of the spectrum, and struggling to pull in the viewers. Let’s take a look at all the countries so far who have revealed their figures.
Rai recorded its highest viewing figures for Eurovision since the country last hosted the contest in 1991. 6,590,000 people tuned in to the grand final, with a market share of 41.9%. The two semi finals saw 5,507,000 and 5,538,000 viewers respectively.
LRT have confirmed that over 1 million people tuned in to the Eurovision 2022 grand final on Saturday 14th May, giving a market share of 18%.
NRK reported an impressive viewing share of 89% for the Eurovision 2022 final, with over 1.2 million people tuning in. The viewership was down 275,000 from 2021 whilst the market share was up by 3.3%. 615,000 people tuned in to see Subwoolfer qualify from semi final 1.
RTP have reported that 1.29 million people tuned in to the Eurovision 2022 grand final, with a marketshare peak of 41.2%. The 2022 final is the most viewed Eurovision final in Portugal since 2018.
TVR saw its largest viewership for a Eurovision final since 2017 as 369,000 viewers tuned in, giving a market share of 8.4%. This is an increase of around 191,000 from 2021. Semi final 1 saw 125,000 viewers whilst semi final 2 saw 148,000 viewers.
Spain recorded its highest viewing figures for a Eurovision final since 2008 as an average of 6,835,000 tuned in to La 1. This is an increase of 2.7% from 2021. Semi Final 1 saw 1,245,000 viewers whist Semi Final 2, where Spain were voting, saw 1,421,000 viewers.
The Netherlands have reported viewership of 6.85 million for the Eurovision 2022 grand final, and a market share of 68.6%. This figure shows a small decrease from when The Netherlands hosted the contest in 2021.
The United Kingdom
An average of 8.9 million viewers tuned into BBC One as Sam Ryder achieved the United Kingdom’s best Eurovision result in over 20 years, which peaked at 10.6 million during the voting sequence. This, combined with a market share of 55% makes this the most watched Eurovision final since 2011.
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