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TV viewers of Melodifestivalen in Sweden 2018-2020

On March 7, 2020, roughly 3.23 million people watched the final of the Swedish music TV show Melodifestivalen. Thus, it was the most popular broadcast of all Melodifestvalen’s broadcasts that year. The first semi-final broadcasted on February 1, came second, with 2.95 million television viewers. In 2019, 71.3 percent of the Swedish population watched at least three minutes of any of Melodifestivalen's main broadcasts.

Qualification rounds

Melodifestivalen is Sweden’s national preliminary round of the European Song Contest and determines the country’s representative. 28 artists compete at Melodifestivalen, organized by the public service broadcaster Sveriges Television. In each semi-final, the first two musicians with the most audience votes directly qualify for the final. The third and fourth places appear a second time in Andra Chansen's broadcast. There, the candidates compete against each other in duels. Again, the artists that receive the most audience votes, qualify for the final. In Melodifestivalen’s final in turn, twelve performers appear.

The winner of the show

The winner of Melodifestivalen in 2019 was John Lundvik with the song ‘Too Late for Love’. At the Eurovision Song Contest at the end of May that year, he reached fifth place.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in March 2020, the organizer announced that the Eurovision Song Contest will not take place that year.

Number of viewers of Swedish television show Melodifestivalen from 2018 to 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018 to 2020

Number of respondents

3,000 households

Age group

3-99 years

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

Some figures were published earlier by the source.

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