Eurovision Semi-Final One biggest in SBS history

Record ratings for first semi-final replay on SBS One

The Friday night the SBS broadcast of semi-final one of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna, Austria was the highest ever rating Eurovision semi-final one in SBS Eurovision history. The show attracted an average metro audience of 500,000, peaking at 672,000 and an average regional audience of 161,000, peaking at 197,000, giving SBS a total average audience of 661,000 and a peak audience of 869,000 (metro plus regional). The first semi-final also recorded a metro free to air share for Total People of 12.2% and 7.8% for regional. People 16-39 recorded a 16.8% share (metro) and 10.7% (regional). People 18-49 recorded a 15.5% (metro) and 9.4% (regional). People 25-54 recorded a 14.3% share (metro) and 9.4% (regional). The broadcast of the first semi-final also saw a lift in audience, year on year, with a 6.6% growth in total people for metro plus regional audiences. Semi-final one was also the number one most watched show yesterday for 16-39s (metro), and number three for OG1s. It was also the top SBS Eurovision semi-final one broadcast to date across total people GBs and OG1s.

The annual event, hosted by Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, reached a total of 1,633,000 for total people, metro plus regional.

Last night the hash tag #SBSEurovision was trending at number one in Australia and number four worldwide on Twitter.

Eurovision 2015, Eurovision, Eurovision’s Greatest Hits and Eurovision Song Contest 2015 have served a total of 112,000 Video Chapter Views to 57,000 Unique Browsers in May 2015 to date. This includes all video episodes, clips and interviews associated with the program. At the time of reporting, Eurovision 2015 ranked number 2 most watched Entertainment program for May 2015 to date with 54,000 Video Chapter Views. Eurovision, which includes semi-final one video episodes, served 38,000 Video Chapter Views to 16,000 Unique Browsers. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which includes the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 promo video, served 9,000 Video Chapter Views.

Eurovision 2015 is a celebration of music and culture, marking the first time in Eurovision history Australia has been invited to compete in the contest with wild card entrant Guy Sebastian to perform in celebration of 60 years of Eurovision.
Australia’s performance by multi-talented singer and ARIA Award winner Guy Sebastian will feature during the grand final on Sunday May 24 from 7:30pm on SBS ONE.

TV Source: OzTAM and RegTAM. 5 City Metro and Aggregated Regional Markets. 22.5.15 and 9.5.14. Eurovision semi-final one. SBS ONE. Total Individuals, People 16-39, People 18-49, People 25-54, GBs and OG1. Average Audience, FTA Shares, Peak Minute, Reach (based on 5 mins consecutive). Date: Overnight (Live + As Live).

Online Source: Adobe Analytics (SBS Production); sbs.com.au and SBS On Demand; 1.5.15-23.5.15; Program = ‘Eurovision 2015’+’Eurovision’; Video Chapter Views; report run 23/05/2015 8:45am.

SBS press release 23/05/2015

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