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Eurovision 2018 Audience
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LISBON 2018

186 million watched Eurovision 2018

Eurovision 2018 was the world's biggest live music event in 2018 – until now. More than 186 million people tuned in to watch the contest from Lisbon

The world's biggest live music event is still Eurovision Song Contest. The viewing figures from 42 of the countries broadcasting this year's Eurovision are in.

Eurovision 2018 – Viewing figures

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  • Australia – 208,000 viewers
  • Belgium (RTBF) – 206,154 viewers
  • Belgium (VRT) – 685,161 viewers
  • Cyprus – 245,740 viewers (77.4%)
  • Czech Republic – 252,000 viewers
  • Denmark – 1,131,000 viewers
  • Estonia – 257,000 viewers
  • Finland – 976,000 viewers
  • France – 5,150,000 viewers
  • Germany – 8,210,000 viewers
  • Greece – 1,854,000 viewers
  • Hungary – 403,559 viewers
  • Iceland – 143,000 viewers (95.3%)
  • Ireland – 690,000 viewers
  • Israel – 1,000,000 viewers (50.9%)
  • Italy – 3,430,000 viewers
  • Lithuania – 560,000 viewers
  • Netherlands – 3,021,000 viewers
  • Norway – 1,370,000 viewers
  • Poland – 1,518,000 viewers
  • Portugal – 1,547,000 viewers (36.4%)
  • Romania – 158,000 viewers
  • Serbia – 2,260,000 viewers
  • Slovenia – 233,800 viewers
  • Spain – 7,200,000 viewers (42.2%)
  • Sweden – 2,583,000 viewers
  • Switzerland (SRF) – 234,000 viewers
  • United Kingdom – 6,900,000 viewers
  • United States – 74,000 viewers

YouTube

  • 6.6 million live streaming sessions (all three shows)
  • 2.2 million unique viewers (Grand Final)

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  • 35.8% of the TV viewers in the 42 countries watched Eurovision Song Contest 2018
  • 43.1% of 15-24 year olds watching TV in the 42 countries watched the Grand Fina

Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest took place on 8, 10 and 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Location: Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Participants: 43
  • Semi-final 1: 8 May 2018 – 19 participants: The 10 songs with highest points qualified to the Grand Final
  • Semi-final 2: 10 May 2018 – 18 participants: The 10 songs with highest points qualied to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final: 12 May 2018. 26 participants: Portugal (host), Big-5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom), 10 best from Semi-Final 1, 10 best from Semi-Final 2

Source: eurovision.tv and Eurovoix




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