Netta Barzilai pulls record viewer numbers for Kan

Netta Barzilai  photo: Pedro Nunes, Reuters

1.05 million Israelis watched the Eurovision Song Contest final on Kan, the corporation's highest rating since it started broadcasting a year ago.

The broadcast of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final, won by Israeli singer Netta Barzilai with her song "Toy", was the most-watched broadcast by Kan (the Israel Broadcasting Corporation) since it started broadcasting a year ago. It was also the most watched broadcast by Israeli television altogether since Channel 2 was split into two channels in November 2017.

The average rating of the Eurovision Song Contest was 35% of Jewish households in Israel, and 1.05 million viewers from among the population as a whole. At 23: 51, during the broadcast of Barzilai's song, the contest was being watched by 47.9% of households, with viewer numbers reaching 1.48 million. According to Kan, the numbers are the highest for a Eurovision Song Contest final since 2005. The proportion of those viewing the contest among those watching television at all at the time of the broadcast was 59.4%.

According to Kan, over 750,000 surfers watched the broadcast via the Internet (on Facebook, Kan's website, and apps).

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 13, 2018

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Netta Barzilai  photo: Pedro Nunes, Reuters
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