This year’s host broadcaster, KAN, achieved record viewing audience figures for last night’s Eurovision grand final, with an overall viewer count of 1,302,000.
Viewing figure data released today reveal that more than 45% of the country’s population tuned in during the show’s thrilling voting sequence. A spike in viewers was also reported during the performance of home entrant Kobi Marimi, in which the audience reached 44.5% (1.3 million).
Interestingly, the performance by global superstar Madonna saw a drop in numbers, with 34.3% tuning in to see the performance of her new single.
The show was also broadcast on two additional KAN channels. The broadcasters educational channel transmitted the final, accompanied by sign language. This reached over 46,000 viewers in the country. A broadcast dubbed in Arabic was also available on Kan 33 and reached a further 15,000 viewers.
The impressive viewing data mark the Eurovision 2019 final as KAN’s highest rated broadcast to date. It has also become Israel’s 2nd most watched Eurovision final of the century, behind the 2005 contest.