Vienna 2015: Nearly 200 million viewers for Eurovision 2015

The Eurovision Song Contest was seen by almost 200 million viewers in its 60th anniversary year. The three live shows from Vienna, Austria on 19, 21 and 23 May reached 197 million people in 40 countries – 2 million more than in 2014.

The Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest achieved, on average, an audience share of 39.6% across 40 markets – more than double the average prime-time viewing share for the same group of channels (16.4%) and a 6% increase in TV viewing share versus the 2014 Grand Final.

Australia’s debut in the competition delivered the country’s biggest ever Eurovision Song Contest audience -reaching 5.7 million people across both live broadcasts and prime time repeats. The figures were up 27% from 2014 when EBU Associate Member SBS provided an interval act for a Semi Final. Australia was invited to send an entry for the first time in 2015 to mark the Song Contest’s 60th Anniversary.