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Viewing Figures: Eurovision 2024 grand final ratings across Europe

Review the viewing figures for the Eurovision 2024 grand final across different television networks on Europe

Eurovision 2024 held its grand final this Saturday, where we learned that Nemo Mettler became the winner of the competition and the first non-binary artist to achieve this, also succeeding Celine Dion, the last winner of the Eurovision crystal microphone for Switzerland in 1987. With ‘The Code’, Nemo got more than 350 point from the jury votes, achieving the highest historical score. Despite finishing in fifth place in the televote, the points of the national juries gave them enough points to take home the crystal microphone.

In the final show, that started at 21:00 CEST and lasted for 3 hours and 57 minutes, in addition to the contest performances, we were able to enjoy performances from, among others, ABBA with their hologram, Charlotte Perrelli, Carola, and Conchita Wurst singing ‘Waterloo’ by ABBA, Alcazar, and the winner of the last edition, Loreen, presenting her new song.

How were the viewing figures of Eurovision 2024 second semi-final across Europe?

These are some of the viewing figures for the Eurovision 2024 final on European television networks:

These data will be updated as more audience numbers become available

The second semifinal got high ratings in Sweden and Denmark and achieved very good ratings among the Big5 countries.

Among the audience data known, Sweden stands out, the hosting country of the contest, where the grand final was watched by an average of 2,318,000 viewers, reaching an incredibly high 87.29% share. In Norway, despite marking the lowest viewer count (852,000) since 2008, the final dominated with an 85.20% market share. In Finland, the final was watched by 1,130,425 viewers with a spectacular 83% market share.

In the winning country, Switzerland, the grand final was watched on German-speaking television, the largest channel, by 614,000 viewers, reaching a 53.3% marketshare. In Croatia, which finished in second place, its best historical position, achieved a historic audience with an 73% market share and an average of 1,074,037 viewers.

Among the Baltic countries, Eurovision 2024 final showed very good numbers, with Lithuania standing out, where the final was watched by an average of 584,500 viewers, reaching a very high 70.2% marketshare. Estonia achieved a total of 233,000 viewers on average across the three channels that simulcasted the final and a 65.8% market share. In Latvia, which achieved its first qualification for the final in many years, the contest’s final was watched by 251,700 viewers with a 61.8% market share.

In Greece,Eurovision 2024 final once again dominated with a 68.2% market share and 2,803,000 viewers. In Denmark, which did not manage to qualify for the final, the final gala achieved a 59.8% market share and 585,289 viewers. In Austria, the final achieved a 49.6% market share with an average of 1,006,000 viewers. In Portugal, the grand final of the contest was watched by 924,500 viewers with a 21.9% share. On the other end of the spectrum was Czechia, where the final, broadcast on ČT2, the second channel, was watched by 121,600 viewers with a 5.19% marketshare.

Between the Big5 Eurovision countries, the United Kingdom stood out, where the final of the competition was watched by 7,562,300 viewers, reaching a 56.27% market share, making it the co-hosting country of the previous edition. Spain was the second Big 5 country with the highest ratings; the final in Spain country saw an increase from 2023 with 4,886,000 viewers and a 41.8% market share. In Germany, the grand final lost some viewers compared to 2023 on Das Erste, with a total of 7,380,000 viewers and a 36.8% market share, while on ONE, the youth channel, it increased, reaching 600,000 viewers and a 3% market share. In France, which finished in a very good fourth position, the final of the competition was watched by 5,396,000 viewers, reaching a 36.8% share, increasing its audience by 2 million and rising by 11.2 points. In Italy, the grand final was seen by 5,341,000 viewers (35.96% market share), an increase compared to the 2023 edition.

Data: Kantar / Nielsen / Kantar Media España / Dos 30′ / ORF / / Zappit / Davide Maggio / overnights,tv / Toute La Tele / Zapping-TV / / Finpannel / ATO / Nielsen Denmark / All Eyes on Screens / RTÉ / Kantar Lietuva / Kantar Emor / CIM / RTVSlo / TVTonight / SRF / Kantar Latvia / Kantar Norge / Nielsen Poland / Nielsen Croatia / Nielsen Serbia

Last Update: May 23th 2024 – 12:49 CEST


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