Spain: Viewing figures drop by 4 million

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The viewing figures of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Spain have just been released. This year's edition has seen a sharp fall in the number of viewers, with an audience of 5.1 million and a market share of 35.9%. This is the third worst result in the decade for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Last year, expectation arose in Spain with Rodolfo Chikilicuatre being the country's representative. The viewing figures back then were overwhelmingly high: 9.3 million and a market share of 59.3%.

This year, the figures, although still high for a Saturday evening, were clearly lower than last year: 5.1 million people tuned in to TVE1 to follow the contest, which means 35.9% of the TV cake.

Below you can see the viewing figures registered by the Eurovision Song Contest in Spain since 2001:

  • 2009. Soraya Arnelas – La noche es para mí (24th). 5,122,000 – 35.9%
  • 2008. Rodolfo Chikilicuatre – Baila el chiki chiki (16th). 9,336,000 – 59.3%
  • 2007. D'Nash – I love you mi vida (20th). 3,373,000 – 28%
  • 2006. Las Ketchup – Bloody Mary (21st). 4,892,000 – 38.9%
  • 2005. Son de Sol – Brujería (21st). 4,712,000 – 35.5%
  • 2004. Ramón – Para llenarme de ti (10th). 6,826,000 – 50.1%
  • 2003. Beth – Dime (8th). 8,790,000 – 58.4%
  • 2002. Rosa – Europe's living a celebration (7th). 12,755,000 – 80.4%
  • 2001. David Civera – Dile que la quiero (6th). 5,614,000 – 45.7%

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