After last taking place in 2019, due to the cancellation of the 2020 Contest, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest saw 183,000,000 viewers tune in – this was from across 36 different EBU member markets. The Contest was a massive hit with young audiences. The viewing share of the Grand Final among 15–24-year-olds was up 7 percentage points on 2019. 52.8% of that age group watching TV at that time tuned in, which is 4 times higher than the broadcast channels average (14.5%).
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“We’re thrilled to see that audiences welcomed back the Eurovision Song Contest in such huge numbers and very proud to have brought millions together at a time when so many are still apart. The overwhelmingly positive response to this year’s incredible shows from NPO, NOS and AVROTROS, and the huge success of Måneskin and so many of this year’s songs demonstrates that, even in its 65th year, the Eurovision Song Contest’s impact is bigger than ever.”
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“There were 1,624 people in the credits. They have worked very hard over the past weeks, months, two years to create these incredible shows in this bizarre and unreal time. Thanks to their trust (EBU Members) in our organization, the Eurovision Song Contest is back again: With strong performances live on stage and ultimately a fantastic winner.”
Author: Richard Taylor
Categories: Eurovision 2021