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Eurovision delivers strong Total TV audiences for SBS, with more than 2.2 million Australians tuning in

13/05/2024

Eurovision delivers strong Total TV audiences for SBS, with more than 2.2 million Australians tuning in

13 May, 2024

Media releases

Total TV national Reach across SBS's live and prime time broadcasts of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest was more than 2.2 million people, with 150,000 watching exclusively on SBS on Demand.

The Grand Final achieved a Total TV National Reach of 1.3 million, with 80,000 viewers watching exclusively on SBS on Demand.

The first Semi-final achieved a Total TV national Reach of 1.1 million, with 80,500 viewers watching exclusively on SBS on Demand.

The second Semi-final achieved a Total TV national Reach of 931,000, with 54,700 viewers watching exclusively on SBS on Demand.

Early rising Eurovision fans boosted BVOD viewership, choosing to tune in live on SBS On Demand for the morning broadcasts, compared to the evening prime time shows (see table below).

SBS Director of Television Kathryn Fink said, SBS has been bringing Eurovision to Australians for more than 40 years as a celebration of diversity and culture through music, and this year we saw audiences come together in the early hours to watch our live coverage, and more tuning in to watch our special prime time evening shows across the weekend.

From the beautiful and history-making performance of Electric Fields representing Australia in semi-final 1, to all the colour, chaos and key changes across performances that featured everything from dazzling light shows, spinning stages, and even doilies - it was fantastic to see so many Australian fans coming to SBS across TV and SBS On Demand for their Eurovision fix in 2024.

Fan and jury favourite Switzerland's Nemo was crowned the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their song The Code being awarded a total of 591 points - 226 from the public and 365 from the jury. Croatia's Baby Lasagna placed second with Rim Tim Tagi Dim and third Ukraine's Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil with Teresa & Maria.

The scores of the voting juries and viewing public in 37 countries (including Australia) - and for the first time - the rest of the world, were combined for the official results. Aussie Silia Kapsis who represented Cyprus with her song Liar finished in 15th place with a total of 78 points.

South Australia's powerful duo Electric Fields made Australia proud with their history-making performance of One Milkali (One Blood) in Semi Final 1 earlier this week at Malm Arena, however they sadly did not qualify for this year's Grand Final, despite a powerful performance.

This year marked the seventh time Sweden hosted Eurovision after previously hosting three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malm (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985). It was also 50 years since ABBA won the contest with their song Waterloo, setting them on course for global success.

The Eurovision Song Contest is the world's biggest live music event and in 2023 it attracted 162 million viewers worldwide.

Electric Fields Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding (L-R) represented Australia with their song, One Mikali (One Blood) Credit: Nick Wilson

For more Eurovision news and updates, visit sbs.com.au/Eurovision

Cumulative Reach Source: VOZ Data, TVMap VOZ Analyzer, National, TTL PPL, 08/05/2024 - 12/05/2024, Cumulative Reach (Broadcast TV 1min and BVOD 15 secs),, 2024 Eurovision (excludes encore), Total TV, When Watched.

Table Source: VOZ Data, TVMap Ranking Report, TTL PPL, Total TV National Reach (Broadcast TV 1min and BVOD 15 secs), Total TV National Average Audience (Broadcast TV + BVOD), BVOD (Live + VOD), Overnight
LINK: https://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/2024/05/13/eurovision-delivers-strong-t...
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