4.4 million Dutch viewers watch Eurovision Song Contest win

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv drew 4,409,000 Dutch viewers on Saturday evening.

The four-hour show was by far the most-watched programme of the evening, according to figures from the KijkOnderzoek Foundation. Duncan Laurence won this 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song, Arcade.

Duncan Laurence, 25, was 12th in action during the final on Saturday, at around 22:00. During his song, Arcade, no less than 5,390,000 people watched NPO 1, according to the extensive audience rating analysis.

There was also a peak in the Dutch viewing figures at the end of the results. By 01:00, 4,697,000 Dutch people saw Duncan Laurence win the festival, a market researcher from AVROTROS said on Sunday.

Previous viewer statistics

Last year, when Waylon participated on behalf of the Netherlands with the song, Outlaw In Em, the final attracted just over three million Dutch viewers. In 2017, four million Dutchmen watched the final with O’G3NE, who then finished eleventh. In 2016, 4.2 million Dutch people watched the final with Douwe Bob. He also ended up in eleventh place.

Since 2002, the most-viewed song festival final was that of 2014. Waylon and Ilse DeLange competed as The Common Linnets and finished in second place. That final attracted 5,149,000 viewers and is still the most-watched song festival broadcast of this century.

Source: Omroep Brabant

Translator: Dirk

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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