It’s been two weeks since Italy managed to win the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, it was revealed by Eurovision.tv that the 65th edition of the song contest managed to reach 183 million viewers across 36 markets. In addition to the reveal of the viewing figures, it was also revealed that online engagement soared for this year.
“Very proud to have brought millions together at a time when so many are still apart”
Speaking to Eurovision.tv, Martin Österdahl was thrilled that we were able to welcome audiences back once again, despite many being far apart.
We’re thrilled to see that audiences welcomed back the Eurovision Song Contest in such huge numbers and very proud to have brought millions together at a time when so many are still apart. The overwhelmingly positive response to this year’s incredible shows from NPO, NOS, and AVROTROS, and the huge success of Måneskin and so many of this year’s songs demonstrates that, even in its 65th year, the Eurovision Song Contest’s impact is bigger than ever.
In addition to Martin Österdahl, Sietse Bakker also mentioned how proud he was of the people who made this year’s competition possible, as well as thanking the participating broadcasters for their commitment.
There were 1,624 people in the credits. They have worked very hard over the past weeks, months, two years to create these incredible shows in this bizarre and unreal time. Thanks to their trust in our organization, the Eurovision Song Contest is back again: With strong performances live on stage and ultimately a fantastic winner.
Italy managed to win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with Måneskin and their song “Zitti e buoni”, where they managed to score 524 points from the juries and viewers combined. This is Italy’s first win in the 21st Century, and 31 years since their last win in 1990.
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News Source: Eurovision.tv
Photo Source: NPO/NOS/AVROTROS Nathan Reinds