COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 saw a new record of ratings. The Grand Final was watched by 195 million viewers. That is around 10 percent higher than in 2013. Viewers from all over Europe and also in Australia, New Zealand and Canada watched the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
Executive producer Pernille Gaardbo is very pleased with the ratings. She says that the ratings are beyond DR’s wildest expectations and she is very happy that so many people chose to #JoinUs in Copenhagen. Director General of Danish Broadcasting Cooperation DR says that it was the ambition to create an event with memorable moments and a show that people will remember and according to her they succeeded. DR can be proud of this year’s competition she says.
Executive Supervisor from the EBU Jon Ola Sand says that the figures shows that the Eurovision Song Contest is alive all over Europe and the audience is getting younger than before and this is essential to ensure that the competition success in the future. The share of the young people between 15 and 24 years was 41.6 percent or almost two percent higher than last year.
Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Austria after Conchita Würst won in Copenhagen with “Rise Like a Phoenix”
PHOTO: SIETSE BAKKER
DID YOU KNOW?
During the last year’s Eurovision the ratings were like this:
• 2013: 170 millions
• 2012: 102,9 millions
• 2011: 114,5 millions
• 2010: 108,2 millions
• 2009: 124 millions
• 2008: 106 millions