Eurovision Song Contest 2024 ratings

Over 500,000 viewers got up early for the Eurovision final at some point in its broadcast.

Eurovision Song Contest ratings have been released by SBS.

These show both Live morning broadcasts and evening replays.

SBS Director of Television Kathryn Fink said, “SBS has been bringing Eurovision to Australians for more than 40 years as a celebration of diversity and culture through music, and this year we saw audiences come together in the early hours to watch our live coverage, and more tuning in to watch our special prime time evening shows across the weekend.

“From the beautiful and history-making performance of Electric Fields representing Australia in semi-final 1, to all the colour, chaos and key changes across performances that featured everything from dazzling light shows, spinning stages, and even doilies – it was fantastic to see so many Australian fans coming to SBS across TV and SBS On Demand for their Eurovision fix in 2024.”

Reach numbers arguaby have more relevancy for long broadcasts, so are included here, although the National TV Audience figure also details the show average.

These are tricky to compare to previous years due to changes in methodology and reporting.


3 Responses

  1. I think it’s still down on previous years, but isn’t everything these days? I think cumulative reach across Live and Primetime used to be around 3M a few years back so significantly down since then – but still a great result for SBS. And great to see people getting up early for something other than sport.

    1. Actually, a little higher. There’s another article mentioning an increase. Live grand final is 209k vs 202k last year (vs 150k 2022); repeat 226k vs 181k. That 3 million figure was an exaggerated one, probably an accumulated peak figure across the 6 shows or something. I’ve been tracking the ratings since 2011 and no show has rated higher than 640k, which was SF2 repeat on Saturday night in 2015. The highest grand final rating is 595k in 2013. Before 2015, there were no live shows so SBS could consolidate their audience and prime time ratings were considerably higher. With it now split, the mean audience for the grand final is about 170k and the repeat is 200k.

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