Eurovision 2015 – At a press conference on Tuesday ORF Director-General Alexander Wrabetz, the Viennese mayor Michael Häupl and City councillor Christian Oxonitsch revealed facts and figures about this year’s contest, including the fact that the Viennese tourist project did not overspend. The budget for the City of Vienna had been 8.89 million euros and it revealed that it still had 800,000 euros left in the bank and was delighted with a successful campaign to promote the city. ORF’s budget was 15 million euro and it also says it did not overspend (unlike Denmark last year who went 10 million euros over budget). The city estimated that the contest brought 27.8 million euros into Vienna.
Other facts that were released…
101,173 people attended 12 shows in the Stadthalle. All finals were 100% sold out. Overall the shows were 87% full.
An estimated 120,000 people attended the Eurovillage with 25,000 on the final night alone. 7,200 attended the Euroclub.
The green event saw 50,000 cups re-used rather than thrown away.
1565 press and 1269 delegates were accredited. Their satisfaction rating was high at 1.6 (1 being the highest).
Early indications for TV viewing suggests that 200 million viewers watched at some point the 45 countries that aired the contest. The highest, as usual was Iceland with 95%! It was 85% in Sweden.
According to a survey commissioned by the ORF the Austrians were certainly enthusiastic too: 88% stated that the ESC was a good opportunity to present Austria in the world. 75% were proud of the country as host. 94% of respondents said that they followed reports and broadcasts of the Song Contest. Austrian viewing figures were 2 million for the final, greatly increased from 1.47 million last year.