The domain name Eurovision.tv was registered for the 2002 contest in Tallinn, Estonia. So, this year we could celebrate the website's 10th birthday. And it's been a good year.
The website had 100 million page views this season with 17 million visits. Our videos were seen more than 150 million times which was up by more than 80% compared to a year ago.
For the Grand Final, we had the most viewers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, and Spain. In total, we had viewers from 186 countries, including the Holy See (Vatican), the Maldives and Liechtenstein.
Problems during the second Semi-Final
However, we did experience some technical problems this year during the week of the live shows. On the day of the second Semi-Final and lasted till some days after the Grand Final the website was under a cyber attack to make it unavailable for our visitors, a so-called DDoS attack.
Thus, the website was never fully offline but some users experienced problems accessing it during the second Semi-Final and shortly after.
The interest for the contest has boomed the past years in social media and we now have more than a million online fans, which is 2 times (!) more than a year ago.
This also meant that during the weeks of the three shows in May, the contest and its related topics were trending topics all over the web showing the immense interest for Europe's favourite TV show.