UNITED KINGDOM – After 7.4 million viewers watching the Eurovision 2021 final, BBC has received several complaints about paying for political voting which gives only zeros to the UK.
THE BBC STATEMENT
Ever since the Eurovision Song Contest first burst onto our television screens in 1956, the competition has continued to be stapled springtime viewing for BBC audiences. The accusation that the contest’s voting is ‘political’ is nothing new. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is strongly committed to secure the fairness of the Eurovision Song Contest and has implemented a wide range of measures to ensure this. Eurovision is the most-watched, live non-sporting event in the world and the 2021 Contest provided BBC viewers with over eight hours of content in three shows. The Grand Final on BBC One attracted an average of 7.4 million viewers. It is extremely cost-effective for a popular prime time entertainment programme.
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