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Unser Lied für Lissabon – TV ratings and voting numbers revealed

Yesterday, Germany decided about their faith for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Michael Schulte won the Germany national final, by getting the max points from every jury and the televoting. But how many saw this and how many voted in “Unser Lied für Lissabon”? Let’s find it out.

Unser Lied für Lissabon – Lowest market share since 2012

In total 3.17M people tuned in to see the German selection for Eurovision last night. This is equally low as the year before. For the first time since 2012 the market share was below 10% (9.9%). The show lost especially many young viewers between 14 and 49. The market share for the young viewers went down from 10.3% in 2017 to 8.5% this year.

TV ratings of the past years
2013: 3,24M (market share total: 10,4 / market share young viewers: 11,5)
2014: 3,95M (13,3 / 13,3)
2015: 3,20M (10,3 / 11,0)
2016: 4,47M (13,8 / 12,3)
2017: 3,14M (10,8 / 10,3)

Voting numbers for Unser Lied für Lissabon

“Unser Lied für Lissabon” received a total of 427.519 votes. In details, 296.921 calls and 130.598 votes by text were made by the German TV viewers. Last year the German selection got almost 800.000 votes. A reason for that might be, that “Unser Song 2017” had four voting rounds.
As soon as there are more details about how many votes each act received, we will update the article.
What do you think are the reason for fewer people tuning in to watch the show? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA.
Michael Schulte will represent Germany in Lisbon with his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”!

Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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