Eurovision riding high in Estonia

by Stella Floras 88 views

Estonian authorities have released information about the overall TV ratings for 2006. Both the Eurovision Song Contest final and semi final in Athens, as well as the Estonian National Final Eurolaul can be found among the top ten most watched programmes.

The Athens final can be found in fourth place, the semi in eighth and last year's Eurolaul in tenth. The numbers have dropped slightly from 2005, but still the Eurovision Song Contest is going strong, considering the fact that almost one every five inhabitants watched the final. Here are the complete results.

1. Dances with the stars 364. 000 viewers
2. The reception of the President of the Republic 334.000
3. Torino Olympic games, women, cross-country skiing 30 km 329.000
4. ESC final 294.000
5. Torino cross-country skiing men 4×10 km 286.000
6. Pealtnägija (a documentary TV-show) 273.000
7. Lennart Meri's (former president) funeral 273.000
8. ESC semifinal 271.000
9. Torino cross-country skiing men 15 km 269.000
10. Eurolaul final 268.000

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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 esctoday.com 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.

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