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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Eurovision Semi-Final Two breaks record: most successful SBS Eurovision broadcast ever

TheEurovision semi-final two has broken the record as most successful SBS Eurovision broadcast ever.

Last night the SBS broadcast of semi-final two of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest attracted a combined average metro and regional audience of 880,000 and a peak audience of 1,074,000, making it the highest ever recorded audience for a Eurovision broadcast on SBS.

The second semi-final had an average metro audience of 639,000, peaking at 755,000 and an average regional audience of 241,000, peaking at 319,000.

The second semi-final also recorded a metro free to air share for Total People of 17.2% and 12.8% for regional. People 16-39 recorded a 24.4% share (metro) and 11.4% (regional). People 18-49 recorded a 22.2% (metro) and 13.6% (regional). People 25-54 recorded a 19.7% share (metro) and 13.8%(regional).

The broadcast of the second semi-final also saw a lift in audience, year on year, with a 7.7% growth in Total People for metro plus regional audiences.

The annual event, hosted by Julia Zemiro and b, reached a combined metro and
regional audience of 1,837,000 for Total People, and was the number one most watched show for People 16-39 and People 18-49 (metro). It was also the second most-watched program for People 25-54 (metro) and ranked number three for OG1s (metro).

Last night the hash tag #SBSEurovision was once again trending at number one in Australia and number seven worldwide on Twitter, peaking at a phenomenal 700 tweets per minute.

Eurovision 2015, Eurovision, Eurovision's Greatest Hits and Eurovision Song Contest 2015 have served a total of 179,000 Online Video Chapter Views to 83,000 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 79,000 Video Chapter Views.

Eurovision, which includes Semi Final 1 and Semi Final 2 video episodes, served 70,000 Video Chapter Views to 28,000 Unique Browsers. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which includes the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 promo video, served 9,000 Video Chapter Views.

Eurovision 2015: Australia remains the most watched video episode of Eurovision 2015, serving 19,000 Video Chapter Views, followed by Eurovision's Greatest Hits with 14,000 Video Chapter Views.

Eurovision 2015 marks 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 tonight Sunday May 24 from 7.30pm on SBS ONE.

Join the conversation by using this hashtag: ​#SBSEurovision



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