RTVE Batacazo of the second semifinal of the Benidorm Fest: not even Blanca Paloma raises the audience

Either the grand final raises this or the Benidorm Fest is going to be an absolute failure in audiences

RTVE Batacazo of the second semifinal of the Benidorm Fest: not even Blanca Paloma raises the audience

Either the grand final raises this or the Benidorm Fest is going to be an absolute failure in audiences. So much effort, because see that RTVE is giving it its all with the Benidorm Fest, which is not permeating the general public. Last night, the second semifinal of the Benidorm Fest lost a 0.6% audience share compared to the first and more than 5 points compared to the second semifinal last year. It had a 9.4% share and surpassed one million miraculous viewers -1,020,000-.

Of course, in networks it was the most commented content of the day. Bye thank you. But what is an impressive bump in audiences. Joaquín's documentary, Joaquín: the penultimate and I'm leaving, which was broadcast by Antena 3 in the same time slot, doubled at Benidorm Fest. An 18.6% share of the screen and more than two million viewers. A small decline considering that he was competing against the big bet of the night.

It is true that facing Joaquín in audiences is the most terrible thing that can happen to you, but that the second semifinal drops in audiences compared to the first is a disaster. In the first edition of the Benidorm Fest, the second semifinal raised the share with respect to the first. What does this mean? That the Benidorm Fest generated more interest. This time, it seems the opposite.

Why? Because the reality of this year is that there are no artists that attract attention, nor are there controversies, there is only music, performances and the election of the Eurovision representative. It is sad but true. It is a pity that with all the work behind the Benidorm Fest it is not permeating the public. RTVE plays it in the grand final. Let's see if with Blanca Paloma, with Agoney, with Alice Wonder and with the other finalists, more than it is broadcast on Saturday, more than it is the final, the data improves, although everything augurs that it will be quite far from 22%. of screen quota achieved in the final of the Benidorm Fest of 2022.

The most tragic thing is that the second semifinal did not even manage to surpass the share of Nightmare in Paradise, the reality show on Telecinco that is not bringing any joy to the channel. The Mediaset program obtained a 9.9% audience share, 0.5% more than the Benidorm Fest. Of course, the reality show had fewer viewers, only 909,000.

At least, in the first semifinal, Benidorm Fest was the second option that night. Now, the second, has been in third position. At least, the gala was above the average for the chain: La 1 got an average of 8.4% this Thursday. The second semifinal of the Benidorm Fest 2023 contributed 17.2% of the audience of La 1 on the day.

The program prior to the gala, La Noche del Benidorm Fest, presented by Aitor Albizua and Miki Núñez, had an audience of 5.2% share and 761,000 viewers. While the program after the second semifinal, in late night, had an average audience of a 7.2% share and 341,000 viewers. Although not so much, both programs also fell compared to those of the first semifinal.

In terms of audience by age, the second semifinal stands out especially among young people between 13 and 24 years old, an age group in which it reached a 16.5% audience share, being the second option in that group. Here it does improve compared to the first, where the age group that saw the gala the most was adults between 25 and 44 years of age. In this time slot, the second gala was the most viewed with a 15.6% share.

By autonomous community, the audience stands out especially in Castilla-La Mancha where it reached a 15% audience share, well above the national average (9.4%). The culprit, without a doubt, Karmento and his I love and duel. The rest of the communities above that average were Madrid with 14.4%, the Valencian Community with 14.2% and Castilla y León, where the second semifinal marked an audience of 11.8%.

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