Eurovision Song Contest: Around every second person sees the victory of Ukraine

Euro Vision Song Contest
Around every second sees the victory of Ukraine

The band Kalush Orchestra won the ESC on Saturday evening.

The band Kalush Orchestra won the ESC on Saturday evening.

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The ESC is apparently particularly popular with younger people. More than half of the 14 to 49 year olds tuned in to the final.

On May 14th there was no escaping the Euro Vision Song Contest. According to AGF, the mega music show attracted 6.536 million viewers in front of the screen. That corresponded to a market share of 32.7 percent on Saturday. In addition, the live broadcast was broadcast simultaneously on ONE, where, according to NDR, 0.764 million viewers aged 3 and over (3.8 percent) tuned in. Almost 7.3 million people followed the competition on linear television on ARD. At the top there were 8.79 million.

Many younger viewers show interest

The target group of 14 to 49 year olds showed great interest in the ESC. In the first alone, almost every second person tuned in. With a viewing audience of 2.715 million people, the “Finale from Turin” achieved a market share of 48.3 percent.

For the target group, the entire evening was dominated by the Eurovision Song Contest. At 8:15 p.m., 1.271 million viewers switched to the “countdown for Turin” with Barbara Schöneberger (48) – a market share of 27.5 percent. The “Aftershow” that followed the finale was followed by just over 0.9 million people and thus 38.2 percent. The total audience counted down to 3.458 million viewers (15.3 percent) and the after show to 2.336 million (31.9 percent).

Younger viewers in particular were also interested in the ESC. According to NDR 65.8 percent of 14 to 29-year-olds tuned in to the first – 0.87 million people. The band Kalush Orchestra from the Ukraine won the 66th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening with their song “Stefania” with a total of 631 points. The German representative, Malik Harris (24), ended up in last place with six points.


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