So how were the viewing figures for Eurovision 2013 across the continent? Well we have pulled together some figures for you and put them into a spreadsheet.
|Total for comparison countries||41,147,000||37,028,000||4,119,000||11.12%|
Here in Ireland an average of 799,700 people watched the Eurovision Grand Final on Saturday night. The reach was over 1.8 million people (1,826,000) where the peak minute was at 22:59 when Ryan Dolan was performing. The peak minute viewing figure was 1,079,700. In 2012 an average of 764,500 people watched the Eurovision final so that’s up 35,200 viewers on last year. The reach figure last year was 1,751,700. The peak minute last year was 1,011,900 at 22:40. This is an increase in Ireland which proves that the growing number of followers of the contest has continued to grow following Jedward’s non participation.
Head of Delegation Michael Kealy said, “We’re thrilled with the viewing figures. It’s clear to see that the viewing public really got behind Ryan. He performed superbly on the night and while the result was disappointing he can be proud of his performance and take comfort in the fact that the Irish public think it was undeserved to be placed last. Ryan is a star already and I have no doubt that he has a successful career ahead of him.”
Other countries that had a big increase in their viewing figures were The Netherlands – where Anouk ensured that her participation brought 1.7 million extra viewers in the Semi Final and then a massive 3.7 additional viewers on last year when she brought the country to the final.
Sweden were up half a million viewers in the semi final and then an additional 50 thousand in the grand final. One might have expected more in the final as they were the hosting country but still for viewing figures and share of the tv audience it was huge as always.
Interesting to note that of the Big 5 – Bonnie Tyler managed to bring in an extra 360,000 viewers to the final this year, and Marco Mengoni an extra 468,000 viewers in Italy. France and Italy were both down a whopping 1.2 million viewers on last year. In Spain this is because of the clash of the Cope Del Rae football match at the same time but France should not have expected such a drop. Germany were almost on par with last year with 8.2 million viewers tuning in.
Finland Norway and Denmark good increases in their viewing figures by ensuring that they qualified for the final.
Overall with the countries that we have managed to secure the viewing figures for – there was an increase in 4.1 million viewers on last year which represents an 11.12% increase. Job well done
Author/Website co-founder and editor in chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – Eurovision Ireland and Digital Spy
Categories: Eurovision Finals 2013