ByeAlex did not just bring home the tenth place for Hungary, but MTV (Hungarian broadcaster) reported the highest rates for Eurovision in the last couple of years.
Almost one-third of Hungary’s population have seen Eurovision for at least a moment (this being over three million people), and M1 achieved average share of 32.6% with 1.113.000 people for Eurovision, beating all the other channels in the Central European country for the hours of Eurovision and its pre-show.
This is a sharp rise from last year, when Eurovision and Compact Disco attracted 601.000 Hungarians, which gave a share of 18.3% for the national broadcaster, this is a 85% rise compared to 2012. ByeAlex could even beat the 2011 rates, attracting 8% more viewers than Kati Wolf. Since Hungary did not compete in 2010 and failed to qualify both in 2008 and 2009, this is the best rating for M1 in the last couple of years, as for Eurovision.
The first semi-final was viewed by 442.000 people, while the second semi-final’s share of viewers was 17.1%, with 731.000 Hungarians watching ByeAlex.
Hungary made it to the top 10 for the third time out of its 11 appearance – the best result of the country is still from its debut in 1994, when Friderika became fourth with her song Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?.
Check Alex’s performance in the Grand Final below