New record: 2.7 million viewers in Australia

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has been the most successful one to date for Australian broadcaster SBS. The contest, which is shown on consecutive nights over the final weekend, achieved a total audience over the entire weekend of 2.7 million.

The best viewing figures were reached on Saturday night, when the second semi final was broadcasted. 1.028 million tuned in for the show in which Australian Jessica Mauboy performed as the interval act. Also, the hashtag #SBSEurovision, used by the station for its coverage of the contest, was trending topic on Twitter in Australia across all three nights.

During the Eurovision weeks, ESC Daily stayed true to its Australian roots. We held a couple of interviews with people from the Australian delegation. You can check it out in our archives here.