The 67th Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the BBC on behalf of Ukraine in Liverpool, brought together audiences around the world on both linear and online platforms, thanks to public service media. viewers Organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 reached 162 million people in 3 live shows across 38 public service media markets. On Saturday, May 13, the Grand Final's share of views was 40.9%, which continues to be more than double the average for broadcast channels . The host country, the United Kingdom, recorded the largest Eurovision Song Contest audience, with an average of 9.9 million viewers watching the Grand Final on BBC One, a 12% increase from 2022 and an audience share of 63%. Ukraine, last year's winner country, provided a 19.7% share of views. TVORCHI from Ukraine, St. Attending the Turquoise Carpet event at George's Hall. Corinne Cumming EBU Both Germany and France saw a year-on-year increase in audience numbers. Germany presented the second largest audience of any market, with an average of 7.4 million viewers watching the Grand Final, up 14% from 2022, while France's audience rebounded and averaged 3.5 million, up 10% over 2022. . Making history by winning the contest for the 7th time, Sweden reached an average of 2.3 million viewers, which is 82.3% of all TV viewers in the country. Second place in the competition is Finland. With 1.7 million viewers, up 71% from 2022, it reached its best audience since 2007. All the action from the Green Room during the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final at Liverpool Corinne Cumming EBU In one third of the markets , the Eurovision Song Contest received more than 50% of the audience share, followed by Iceland with 98.7%, followed by other Scandinavian markets . 82.3). ). Other markets where the audience share was above 50% were Armenia, Belgium Flanders, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Lithuania, Slovenia and the host country United Kingdom. Austria had the best audience since 2016, and Slovenia had its highest ratings since 2015. The number of viewers doubled and tripled respectively in both countries. Martin Österdahl, Executive Officer of the ESC, said "The Eurovision Song Contest has proven once again that the public service media has the power to unite the world through music and has a global reach, of which we are very proud. Every year, more people from around the world attend this event. We're excited to see you explore the special event and that it provides a great launch pad for new music." 7.6 million people watched the Grand Final live on YouTube with over 3.2 million live views of the Semi-Finals. The 3 live shows were viewed 4.8 million times on TikTok, the Official Entertainment Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition has once again become hugely popular with younger viewers of public service television. Among 15-24 year-olds, the Grand Final's share of views was 53.5%, four times higher than the average for broadcast channels . Reiley from Denmark at Eurovision 2023 studio Corinne Cumming EBU Online Interaction Online, the digital platforms of the Eurovision Song Contest saw record engagement. Within two weeks of the event, 105 million unique accounts were reached on TikTok. TikTok also saw a total of 315 million video views on its official Eurovision account, up 40% year-on-year. 53 million more content was viewed in the days following the Grand Finale. During the competition weeks, 25 million interaction actions took place on TikTok and the Eurovision account gained 644,000 new followers. Videos using the hashtag #Eurovision2023 on the platform have been watched 4.8 billion times. 45 million unique viewers in 232 countries and territories watched content on the official YouTube channel during the week of Live Shows - an increase of 2.7 million in 2022. 63% of viewers on YouTube were between the ages of 16-34. 32 million unique accounts were reached on Instagram – three times the number in 2022. Videos on the platform were watched 181 million times, while content on the Eurovision Song Contest Facebook page was watched by 29 million people in two weeks of events – more than 5 million by 2022. Between the First Semi-Final and the Grand Final, there were 4 million tweets using the word “Eurovision” on Twitter and over 113 million views from the official account between April 30 and May 15. In total, the videos on the 4 social channels during the week of the event were watched approximately 540 million times - almost double the amount seen in 2022. Musical Success In 2023, the Eurovision Song Contest continues to produce worldwide hit songs and promote music from participating countries. The official Eurovision Song Contest 2023 playlist on Spotify became the most streamed Spotify playlist worldwide on Sunday, 14 May. The platform's Global chart for all worldwide streams also saw 5 entries from 2023 enter the Top 200 on the same day. The winning song, Tattoo's streaming tally of over 4.2 million plays the day after the Grand Final, surpassed the previous highest total for Måneskin's 2021 winner, Zitti E Buoni. The number of plays also set another record for Loreen, the first woman to win the Song Contest twice. It currently has the highest number of releases in a single day by a Swedish female artist. Contest runner-up Cha Cha Cha from Käärijä reached the highest number of daily Spotify streams of all time in Finland, with Finnish listeners hitting the Eurovision party starter with a blast 469,000 times the day after the Grand Final. Cha Cha Cha finished the week with 2.5 million streams on Spotify Finland alone - the highest weekly streams ever seen in Käärijä's homeland Finland. Media Coverage More than 1,100 journalists from over 50 countries were accredited to cover the event in Liverpool – around 180 of them from fan community media. About 550 journalists, including about 230 journalists from the fan community media, were accredited to follow the event online. Marco Mengoni from Italy, St. Attending the Turquoise Carpet event at George's Hall. Sarah Louise Bennett EBU With more than 150,000 articles written about the Eurovision Song Contest in May alone, the coverage of the event increased 20% year over year. While the full economic and social impact of hosting the event in Liverpool is still being assessed, preliminary data and figures from Merseyside Police show an additional 500,000 visitors to the city in the two weeks before the Competition. Backstage after the First Semi-Final results Chloe Hashemi EBU voting For the first time this year, viewers from non-participating countries were also able to vote for their favorite songs online. Votes were received from a total of 144 countries, 37 of which were participating. Outside the participating countries, viewers in the USA, Canada, Kosovo, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Chile voted the most online. 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