Eurovision 2023 held its first semi-final this Tuesday, in which we met the first 10 finalists who join the group of pre-qualifiers formed by the BIG5 + organiser, and we already know 15 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 an overall slow gala, but with a lot of musical variety. In addition, we were able to enjoy the performance of, among others, superstar Rita Ora, who was one of the interval acts of the night. In this first semi-final, some of the big favourites for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 performed, such as Loreen, winner in 2012 and Swedish representative, or Käärijä, representative of Finland.
VIEWING FIGURES OF THE FIRST SEMI-FINAL
These are some of the viewing figures for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2023 on the different European television channels:
These figures will be updated as more audiences become available.
FIRST SEMI-FINAL ACHIEVES HIGH FIGURES IN THE NETHERLANDS
In the Netherlands, the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on NPO1 scored a high 40% audience share with 2,124,000 viewers.
The gala also did well in Austria with a 16.5% audience share, and on Greek public television, ERT1, it lost audience share compared to 2022 with a 9.1% audience share.
Among the members of the Eurovision Big5, Germany recovered its audience share compared to 2022 with the broadcast of the 1st semi-final on ONE, with 590,000 viewers. For its part Spain, after being relegated to La 2, the first semi-final got 594,000 viewers, with an audience share of 4.3%.