Top TV ratings for Melodifestivalen

by Stella Floras 169 views

Swedish authorities released last year's most watched television programmes. It came as no surprise to Eurovision fans that six out of the twenty entries were contest related. The Melodifestivalen Final topped the list with an average of 4.240.000 viewers, beating the Sweden vs England World Cup game by a million viewers!

Fivemore contest related shows were amongst the top ten, with the Athens Final in 5th place and the second Melodifestivalen Semifinal missing entirely from the list. Following you will find the complete Swedish Top 20:

1. Melodifestivalen final 4.240.000 viewers
2. Melodifestivalen fourth semifinal 3.645.000
3. Donald Duck wishes Merry Christmas 3.610.000
4. Olympic Winter Games in Italy icehockey 3.520.000
5. Eurovision Song Contest, final Athens 3.285.000
6. World Cup football in Germany: Sweden Vs England 3.285.000
7. Melodifestivalen third semifinal 3.110.000
8. Melodifestivalen first semifinal 3.045.000
9. World Cup football in Germany: Sweden Vs Paraguay 2.950.000
10. World Cup football in Germany: Italy Vs France 2.930.000
11. World Cup football in Germany: Sweden Vs Germany 2.685.000
12. Eurovision Song Contest semifinal Athens 2.645.000
13. Gameshow På spåret 2.595.000
14. Gameshow På Spåret 2.525.000
15. Gameshow På Spåret 2.510.000
16. Olympic Wintergames in Italy: Sweden vs USA 2.470.000
17. Gameshow På Spåret 2.450.000
18. Olympic Winter Games in Italy: Sweden Vs Czech Rep. 2.425.000
19. World Cup football in Germany: Sweden Vs Trinidad-Tobago 2 390 000
20. Gameshow På Spåret 2 380 000

This year's Melodifestivalen schedule is as follows:
1st semi final: 3 February – Kinnarps arena, Jönköping
2nd semi final: 10 February – Scandinavium, Göteborg
3rd semi final: 17 February – Swebank arena, Örnsköldsvik
4th semi final: 24 February – Läkerol arena, Gävle
2nd chance round: 3 March – Rosvalla event center, Nyköping
Grand Final: 10 March – Globen, Stockholm

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.