UNITED STATES – For second consecutive year, LOGO TV aired the Eurovision Song Contest in the US. Despite the European webcast and YouTube links not available in the US due to copyrights, LOGO TV managed to increase the TV ratings from 50,000 in 2016 to 62,000 in 2017. Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews commentated the show this year.
Pamela Post the Senior Vice President of Programming for Logo stated: Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest. This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live.
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand adding: The EBU is thrilled to be partnering with Logo for the second year running to bring the unique spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest live to US audiences once again. We know that the Contest has a lot of dedicated fans in the United States and we’re excited that, thanks to Logo, even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and “celebrate diversity” with audiences around the world. As well as broadcasting the Final of the contest live on television, viewers in the United States can watch the show live on YouTube via Logo’s Official page.