Yesterday Germany decided their representive for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Seven acts had the chance and in the end S!sters won the competition and will fly to Tel Aviv. But how many watched the show? How many votes were made compared to last year? Here are the numbers:
Less than 3 million people watched the show
Last year, “Unser Lied für Lissabon”, still achieved 3.17 million viewers. Even though Michael had big success for Germany afterward in Portugal, the ratings are down this year. This year a total of 2.99 million people watched the German national final. This is a market share of 9.6%. A reason for that might be, that this year the shows
Ratings for the German national final in the past years:
2013: «Unser Song für Malmö»: 3,24 Mio. (10,4%)
2014: «Unser Song für Dänemark»: 3,95 Mio. (13,3%)
2015: «Unser Song für Österreich»: 3,20 Mio. (10,3%)
2016: «Unser Lied für Stockholm»: 4,47 Mio. (13,8%)
2017: «Unser Song» (Kiew): 3,14 Mio. (10,8%)
2018: «Unser Lied für Lissabon»: 3,17 Mio. (9,9%)
Less televotes compared to last year
Not just the viewers went down compared to last year, also the votes went down by about 12.4%. This year a total of 374.313 were made (255.837 calls, 118.476 texts). When Michael Schulte won last year, the total votes were 427.519.
Thomas Schreiber, ARD-coordinator of entertainment and director of the NDR program area fiction & entertainment: “Congratulations to S
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S!sters will represent Germany in Tel Aviv with their song “Sister” after winning the German national final yesterday.