Last night’s Eurovision grand final peaked at 10.6 million viewers in the United Kingdom, it has been announced.
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won this year’s contest with a combined jury and televise score of 631 points. The United Kingdom scored their best placing since 1998, as Sam Ryder finished runner-up with entry ‘Spaceman’, receiving 466 points.
But it isn’t just the scoreboard that delivered impressive figures. The BBC have confirmed that during the voting, the grand final received an 80% audience share of viewership in the UK – averaging 8.9 million viewers in total. This is a significant increase compared to the 2021 grand final which averaged 7.4 million viewers.
“It would be an honour to host”
On this morning’s Sunday Morning Live, the Secretary of State for Business, Kwasi Kwarteng, congratulated Ukraine following their win and appeared open to the idea of hosting should the nation be unable to.
Of course, it would be an honour for us to host it. But It’s very clear that president Zelenskyy is fully confident that Ukraine would be able to host the contest next year and I look forward to watching it there.Kwasi Kwarteng – Excerpt from Sunday Morning Live