A report 9.9 million UK viewers watched the colourful lights of final night time’s Eurovision because the grand remaining in Liverpool grew to become essentially the most watched in historical past.
A peak of 11 million noticed Mae Muller end second-from-bottom within the contest, which the London-born singer stated was “not the result we hoped for”.
Posting on Twitter within the early hours of Sunday, 25-year-old Muller stated: “I just want to say thank u x i know i joke a lot but we really put our all into the last few months, not the result we hoped for but so proud of everyone & what we achieved on this journey.
“Congrats to all of the international locations, I’ll always remember this journey and I really like you all.”
Germany was the one nation to complete beneath the UK, on 18 factors.
The disappointment got here simply 12 months after the UK completed second behind Ukraine when Sam Ryder wowed together with his hit Space Man.
But regardless of the end result Saturday’s broadcast made rankings historical past, beating the earlier report of 9.5 million individuals who tuned in to look at UK entry Blue compete in 2011.
As the present ended, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “Liverpool, you’ve done the United Kingdom and Ukraine proud.
“What a incredible celebration for #Eurovision2023 Congratulations @Loreen_Talhaoui. Sweden it is over to you.”
It was the most recent in a month of huge stay occasions on British TV, with the Eurovision remaining roughly stage with the ten.1 million who watched the star-studded coronation live performance however dwarfed by the 18 million who watched the King’s coronation itself.