Eurovision 2023 held its first semi-final this Thursday, in which we met the last 10 finalists who join the group of pre-qualifiers formed by the BIG5 + organiser and the qualifiers in the 1st semi-final, and we already know the 26 countries that will be in the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
The show started at 21:00 CEST, with a duration of 2 hours and 11 minutes, with a faster gala than on Tuesday, and with a lot of musical variety. In addition, we could enjoy the performance of, among others, a group of drags, which was the most applauded interval of the night. In this second semi-final, the Austrian representatives Teya & Salena, the Polish representative Blanka or the Armenian representative Brunette performed, among others, and their performances were much commented.
Audiences of the second semi-final
These are some of the audience figures for the second semi-final of Eurovision 2023 on the different European TV channels:
These figures will be updated as more audiences become available.
The second semi-final stands out in the Nordics and improves among the contestants
Among the audience figures, Norway stood out with a 56% audience share, followed by Finland where the gala reached a 50% audience share and Denmark, where the 2nd semi-final of Eurovision 2023 achieved a good 40% audience share and 479,339 viewers on average.
It also scored high audience figures in Austria, reaching 23.1% and 568,000 viewers on average on ORF1 and in the Netherlands where on NPO1 the second semi-final of this year’s contest scored a good 24.4% share with 1,131,000 viewers.
This year’s co-host country, the United Kingdom, is broadcasting the Eurovision semi-finals for the first time on BBC One, the first channel. The second semi-final premiered on the BBC’s main channel with 2,371,300 viewers and an 18.1% audience share.
The gala also did well in Greece, where it reached a 16.6% audience share on ERT1, while in Portugal, when the second semi-final was broadcast on tape delay, its audience share fell to 9.7% and an average of 360,000 viewers.
Of the other members of the Eurovision Big5, Italy once again stood out, with 1,702,000 viewers (8.3% audience share) with the first broadcast on RAI 2. Germany recovered ground compared to 2022 with the broadcast of the second semi-final on ONE, with a total of 620,000 viewers and a 2.8% audience share. On the other hand, Spain, whose second semi-final was broadcast on La 1, achieved a total of 1,214,000 viewers, with a 9.2% audience share.
Last Updated:13th MAY 2022 – 03:01 CEST