It seems that viewing figures in the UK are on the rise. 9,68 MILLION viewers on average saw the Eurovision - up from 5,5 million last year. This represents the first time since 1973 that the ESC was the most watched show of the week in the UK and the first time that Britains Got Talent was not a number one rated show on a Saturday Night. - BARB also state that there were 15 million unique viewers to the Eurovision in the UK, surely some sort of record!
I Bet the BBC are laughing up their sleaves, and rightly so ;)