The final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest achieved in Spain high viewing figures: an average audience of 5.7 million people (41.9% market share) watched the event last Saturday, peaking at 8 million during Daniel Diges' second performance (52.1% market share).
These figures clearly surpass last year's Eurovision viewership in Spain, when an average of 5.1 million were watching TVE1 on the Eurovision night, but stay far behind 2008, when 9.3 million saw the Belgrade edition because of the Chikilicuatre effect.
Daniel Diges' second performance (the first one was disturbed by Jimmy Jump) was watched by 8 million, while the interest remained high during the voting part of the show, being watched by 7.1 million (48.5%).
The 2002 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest remains the absolute leader in Spain. That year, the country was represented by Rosa López, bringing the competition an average viewership of 12.7 million and a market share of 80.4%.