Eurovision 2016 Viewing Figures: How many watched in your country?

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The viewing figures of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 are now being released in the various countries, and information regarding more than half of the participating countries is already available.

There are three types of data included in viewing figures information:

  • Rating (RT, %): The percentage of the total population of the country that watched the Eurovision Song Contest
  • Market Share (MS, %): The percentage that watched the Eurovision Song Contest out of the people watching TV at the country at the same time
  • Viewers (in Thousands): Approximate amount of viewers

Taking a look at the market share, we can see that the highest figures come from Sweden with 84.7%. Also tops the list are Belgium with 73.5%, Cyprus with 67.1% and The Netherlands with 66%. In most of the countries, the general interest of the Eurovision Song Contest this year was higher than in previous years, breaking records especially in the Big 5 countries.

Here is the full viewing figures report for the available data. For some countries there is missing information due to one of the semifinals not being broadcasted or due to low interest, which made the program to not appear on the charts. Information regarding more countries will be added when possible. The data corresponds to TV viewers only, and does not include online viewers.

Country
Semifinal 1Semifinal 2Final
RTMSViewers RTMSViewersRTMSViewers
AustraliaSBS407
AustriaORF8.9296504.951636214.951.51085
BelgiumRTBF32.6406
BelgiumVRT10.730.364016.646.399725.573.51532
CyprusCyBC13.535.110718.967.1150
DenmarkDR438681711
FinlandYLE11886071392
FranceFTV 2.4 5332.348228.54970
GeorgiaGPB1.134.29393.4513.71193.8433.19132
GermanyNDR36.89330
GreeceERT9.422.895310.330.91039
HungaryMTVA12.24156.723221.2640
IcelandRÚV 55.5 73.318136.25613762.278191
IsraelIBA10.320.482218411440
ItalyRAI1.3535516.943300
NorwayNRK923889
PolandTVP10.18362641.665100
PortugalRTP12.7505
SloveniaRTVSLO5.5141089.62318810.634207
SpainTVE29.84292
SwedenSVT14.8139115.6146238.684.73632
SwitzerlandRTS8.940
SwitzerlandSRF12.114316.623329.1329
The NetherlandsNPO18.746.729167.923.6123227.3664254
United KingdomBBC37.207100

According to the rough calculation of the figures above, more than 75 million people were watching the three Eurovision shows in these countries. Last year, a total of 197 million people watched the Eurovision Song Contest live, and the number is expected to reach a total of more than 200 million viewers. An official statement by the EBU should be released within the following weeks.

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  • E.

    What is the source of the figures in Georgia and Switzerland?

  • Musichead2468

    Where are the figures for Russia?