Since its debut in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has become one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. The contest is one of the most watched non-sporting events worldwide with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million viewers worldwide.
Besides Europe, the contest has also been broadcast in several countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, despite the fact that they are not eligible to compete. Since the year 2000, the contest has been broadcast online, with statistics showing that 74,000 people tuned in from just under 140 countries viewing the 2006 edition online.
ESCDaily.com has collected the viewing figures of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 from 27 countries. You can view each of the figures seperately below;
The total amount of viewing figures will be made public by the EBU in the next month.