Earlier today Event Supervisor Sietse Bakker published the viewing figures of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Overall, 195 million people tuned in to the two semi-finals and the Grand Final this year in Copenhagen. This is a nearly 10% increase from last year’s contest in Malmö, which racked up about 180 million viewers. As usual, the voting segment was the most popular segment of the show (check out our post on the behind-the-scenes action during this segment).

The average percentage of viewers in each country was around 37 percent (or 3 of every 8 people). That’s more than twice the average prime-time market share. The highest percentages were logged by Denmark (89%) and the Netherlands (65%).

There has also been a 2% increase in the market share of young adults, increasing from 40% to 42%. Despite some people believing that the contest is dying, Jan Ola Sand reflects that “these numbers show that [the contest] is very much alive across Europe, and that our audience is getting younger.”

Alongside the 37 participating broadcasters and Australia, New Zealand and Canada licensed the contest for the first time.

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Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

I agree with all of you.

It’s more interesting if all of us say the REAL audience in their country.

SPAIN:

FINAL -> Success, as always . Better results than 2013. Eurovision was 1st option on Spanish TV.
1st SEMIFINAL -> Fail, as always. It was broadcasted on channel 2 (ghost channel in Spain). 5th option on Spanish TV.

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Our National Final (¡Mira quién va a Eurovisión!) -> Better results than other years, but still not a success. 3rd option on Spanish TV.

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

@Tziki – there’s a specific methodology to show which % of the whole population actually watches TV. That number (which is in no way equal to the whole population at any given moment), is the basis for further math (market share).

Tziki
Tziki
6 years ago

@Alex: There is some creative math going on here. Here in the Netherlands about 6.2 million people watched the grand final at some point. There are 16.8 million people in the Netherlands. 6.2 million out of 16.8 million is not 65%. Unless they only counted the people who were able to watch the contest (so no litte children and really sick people and stuff).

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

@Alex, you are right. They just added the numbers of those separate 3 nights into one and said – WE WON! At any given moment, an average of 61 million people were watching the final. If we cut them from the overall number, we are left with 134 million people for the semifinals which is insane because the Semis are always low in viewing figures (but with this math, we have roughly 67 million people per Semi). That is the 1st problem. The second one is that from those (circa) 61 million people watching the Final only, there’s a big… Read more »

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Too bad Conchita will bring Eurovision to its death, so probably next year nobody will be watching, after all half Europe will be underwater because of her 😛
Time to invest in waterproof TVs!

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

I love how people in The Netherlands think I am weird because I love Eurovision, and it shows up 65% couldn’t resist watching the show!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Sorry but i don’t buy it. It’s ridiculously high! Do the maths and see that something doesn’t add up. 60m watched the final so let’s say that 40m watched the semifinals. That means approximately 100million people watched the three shows this year. They need to explain further. Even live streaming cannot justify that huge number.

Dhani
Dhani
6 years ago

amazing. Only 2 years ago in Baku, only 102,9 million people watched it. That’s insane