Viewing figures for the live shows and prime-time repeats of the broadcast of the Eurovision 2023 shows, including those featuring Australia, have been revealed.
Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 1
The Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 1 live show which featured the heavy favourites Sweden and Finland (pictured above) aired on Wednesday 10 May at 5:00am AEST.
The early show managed to get 56,000 viewers and 54,000 viewers during the winners announcement when the 10 qualifiers are revealed. These viewership numbers are expected due the time the show is aired and that it didn't include Australia. The very dedicated Eurovision fans join in for these shows.
The Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 1 prime-time evening replay show (which aired on Friday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST) faired much better with 191,000 viewers. Though this is a slight drop from last year which attracted 200,000 viewers.
Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 2
The Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 2 live show, which aired on Friday 12 May at 5:00am AEST, garnered 63,000 viewers with 72,000 viewers watching the winners announcement seeing Voyager qualify for the Eurovision Grand Final!
The Eurovision 2023 Semi-final 2 prime-time evening replay show (which aired on Saturday 13 May at 7:30pm AEST) got a great result for SBS with 236,000 viewers. This saw an increase of 6.8% of viewership compared to last year where 221,000 tuned in to see Sheldon Riley during the prime-time slot.
Eurovision 2023 Grand Final
The Eurovision 2023 Grand Final live morning show, which featured Voyager who qualified from semi-final 2, managed to get 202,000 viewers during the show (an increase of 3% compared to last year) and a whopping 299,000 viewers during the winners announcement where Loreen was crowed this year's Eurovision winner for Sweden. The winners announcement viewership saw an increase of 52.5% compared to last year.
The Eurovision 2023 Grand Final evening primetime replay got 181,000 viewers with a drop of 11% compared to last year. This can be attributed to more viewers watching the results live in the morning.
Overall these are great results for SBS and Eurovision viewership in Australia. Let's hope we continue to see this growth in viewership at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.
There is no word if our contract to compete at Eurovision has been renewed. We hope to hear something real soon.
Source: TV Tonight
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