Melodifestivalen 2013 breaks viewing records

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Last Saturday, 4.1 million people saw Robin Stjernberg took the victory on this year’s Melodifestivalen after he received the height score from the jury and scored the second place on the televoting.

According to the preliminary figures released by Sveriges Television, this year’s Melodifestivalen recorded an audience of 4,130,000 people (20,000 more than last year’s final) and is the third most watched show in the competition history, only behind the 2006 and 2000 finals. The show was also followed online by 126,624 viewers and 1.6 million votes were cast.

Most watched finals on Melodifestivalen history

  • Melodifestivalen 2006: 4,240,000
  • Melodifestivalen 2000: 4,175,000
  • Melodifestivalen 2013: 4,130,000
  • Melodifestivalen 2012: 4,110,000
  • Melodifestivalen 2004: 4,105,000

Thomas Hall, event manager for the Melodifestivalen, told to SVT News Culture that they would never have achieved those numbers without the amazing presenters, artists and music. The measurement will be adjusted slightly in the coming week, he ad.

The peak of the night came at the moment when a shocked Robin Stjernberg was proclaimed winner; at that point 4.3 million of Swedes watched Gina Dirawi announcing the results. This is the best viewing figure in the whole history of the show.

SVT can’t be happier, after adding the viewing numbers of the four heats, the second chance and the final, this year’s national selection is the most watched Melodifestivalen ever with 21.7 million viewers overall and collecting over SEK 7.4 million for Radiohjälpen (charity).

Last Saturday Robin Stjernberg won the ticket to Malmö with his pop entry You and will represent Sweden in home soil on 18May.

Robin Stjernberg – You

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier/SVT