Almost 5.2 million people followed at some point last night the final gala of the Benidorm Fest, in which the Nebulossa from Huelva raised the Bronze Microphone that will take them directly to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place celebrates next May in the Swedish city of Malmö.
This is indicated by official audience data, according to which the broadcast of the final on Spanish Television's La 1 reached an average of 1,977,000 viewers and a screen share of 16.6%, ranking as the most watched program. of 'prime time' on Saturday.
Furthermore, as already happened in the two semi-finals, the Benidorm Fest once again became a national and global trending topic, with 187,932 mentions on the social network 'X' during the broadcasting hours of the gala and monitoring in a total of 25 countries. , which represents “a complete success in terms of television audience and presence on the main social networks”, as highlighted this Sunday by the mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez.
Spain was the country in which the Benidorms event was most commented on on this social network, where the main 'hashtags' related to the 'Fest' collected a total of 112,622 mentions and an impact close to 60%. Behind Spain were other countries such as Argentina, Colombia and the United States, while up to 20% of the posts were made from countries as remote as Papua New Guinea, Australia, Mongolia, Indonesia or Pakistan, among others.
Regarding the television impact, the Benidorm Fest gala on RTVE garnered the best audience data of the three days. Thus, the final of the contest last night reached a 'share' of 16.6%, which represented an average of 1,977,000 viewers, 90,000 people and 4.6% more than in the 2023 final, although the public channel has detailed that almost 5.2 million viewers followed the musical event at some point during its broadcast. This 'share' data registers an increase of 1.9 points with respect to the final gala of the previous year and places Benidorm Fest as the most followed program in 'prime time' on conventional television yesterday, with a lot of percentage distance over the second.
The impact of the songs and artists participating in yesterday's final is also very notable on the main music streaming platforms. On Spotify, the eight finalist songs have already reached 6,633,707 views. Of all of them, the group Nebulossa, winners of this grand final with their 'Zorra', are at the forefront of the participants, with more than 2.2 million listeners. Behind her are currently Almácor (873K), St Pedro (839K), Sofía Coll (837K) and Miss Caffeina (539K).
On the other hand, on the YouTube platform, the number of views of the contestants in the final gala now totals 4,194,210 views and, of them, the winner by far is once again Nebulossa, which has accumulated 1.9 million.
Regarding the public votes registered in the final win, RTVE announced this Sunday that the telephone vote recorded a total of 25,910 calls and SMS. The director of Communication and Participation of RTVE, María Eizaguirre, has detailed that Nebulossa was the one that received the most support from viewers, with 4,484 votes, followed by Jorge González with 4,482 votes, Angy Fernández with 3,888, Almácor with 3,779, St Pedro with 3,739, Sofia Coll with 2,815, María Peláe with 1,627 and Miss Caffeina with 1,096.
Jorge González won the demoscopic vote with 2,855 votes, while Angy Fernández was the second most voted with 2,833. Nebulossa got 2,463, St Pedro 2,291, María Peláe 2,272, Sofia Coll 2,134, Almácor 2,058 and Miss Caffeina 1,994, according to RTVE data.
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, has assessed that this third edition has been “the final of the Benidorm Fest with the highest level of competitiveness that we have experienced so far, since there were five or six themes that could perfectly have been obtained that precious Bronze Microphone. And Nebulossa has taken it.” The first mayor has assessed that the song of this couple from Ondara “is already a great success, before winning this edition of the Benidorm Fest. Therefore, Nebulossa wins but we all win and Benidorm always wins.”
Another piece of information that the Benidorm mayor and president of the Provincial Council has valued is that the winner is “a group from Ondara, so the province of Alicante will once again be in the Eurovision final”, after the participation in 2023 of Blanca Paloma from Elche.
Finally, Toni Pérez concluded by pointing out that “this third edition of Benidorm Fest has definitively consolidated the festival and the atmosphere that our city has been experiencing since last Sunday, with thousands of people who have come expressly to experience this music festival.
“At the same time as last night the final was being experienced live from the Palau – the first mayor elaborated –, thousands of people followed it from the Tecnohito in the Plaza de la Hispanidad and it was also experienced intensely in the establishments and in the street, which shows that it is a festival that is already perfectly integrated and linked to Benidorm.”