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Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to today’s statistical map - our first look this year at how the school of ‘17 are faring on Youtube. As in previous years, we’ll be looking at the videos uploaded on the official Eurovision YT page and, over the next few months, tracking the amount of views and proportion of likes to dislikes they get, the latter of which we’ll be focusing on today. 

The percentage of viewers on any given video who bother to leave a like - or dislike - tends to be quite small. So far this year, the average percentage of viewers who reacted is only 2.6% - with the most reacted to video, that of Spain, only reaching 6.3% reactions-to-views - but despite this, for the past 5 years, the proportion of likes has often served as one of a few good indicators of a song’s level of success at the contest or not. Last year, all of the 5 most “liked” songs ended up in the final, with Australia, Bulgaria and France being particularly successful; whilst amongst the 5 most disliked tracks, four crashed out (San Marino, Switzerland, Albania and Slovenia) with only one of the five, Sweden, doing well. 

So, what of this year’s selection? For the second year running, Bulgaria are top of the likes list with a whopping 93.5% of their video’s reactors leaving likes rather than dislikes. They are joined by two nations who were on the other side of the scoreboard for most of last season - Switzerland with 93% likes, far outshining its neighbours, and Belarus, by far the most liked ex-USSR country’s entry this year to date, with 92% likes. The top 5 is rounded out with a warmly-received British revamp, netting the UK 89.4% likes, almost 10% more than Joe & Jake managed at their best on the site last year, whilst Macedonia have the same proportion of likes as them, a marked improvement on the 74% the underrated Kaliopi did at best with Dona.

Wherever there are winners, there are also losers, and particularly ignominy goes to the bottom 5, the only 5 nations who have a like-dislike ratio of 60% or less. Georgia and Spain, who recently had more dislikes than likes, have improved their ratio slightly recently and are now no longer under 50% likes. Their comrades in the bottom 5 are not so lucky in avoiding the fate of being mostly “disliked” by reactors: the none-so-subtle Montenegrin offering (48.6% likes), the public-overruling jury’s choice in Slovenia (45.7% likes) and the aurally challenging Lithuanian effort (45.3% likes).

Most songs tend to garner more and more likes, and improve their like-dislike ratio, the closer the contest gets - perhaps because of hardcore fans “getting used to” the songs; perhaps because casual fans start checking out songs and have a different idea on what is good from the year’s pick; perhaps because more nationalistic-minded folks get involved to like their nation’s status. It will be intriguing to track how the likes proportion changes over the next few months - I wonder whether any of our current top 5 by likes stands a chance at grabbing a win in Kiev?

Good evening, folks, and welcome to today’s statistical map, which is a companion to yesterday’s. Both are about something that I have been tracking for many years now - Youtube likes, and today, views. Over the past few years, Eurovision songs on Youtube have exploded in terms of popularity - in 2015, a few days before the semi-finals began, only eight songs had cracked a million views; last year, at that same stage, more than double the figure, nineteen, had - twelve of which having 2 million views or more. Will we see a third straight year of expansion? With 5 songs published on the official Eurovision YT channel in the past ten days or so already having reached a million views, and 17 songs already sitting on half a million views or more, I would not be surprised.

Statistics on views and likes are quite often useful in helping to predict how songs will fare at the Eurovision, letting us have an insight into how songs are being received and the extent of their hype. Last year, all but one of the top 6 in views - Azerbaijan, perennially near the top in views - managed to make it into the top 10: France, Bulgaria, Australia, Poland and Armenia all had 3 million views or thereabout. Only two songs in the final’s top half - Sweden and Austria - had fewer than a million views. I have no doubt that hype on Youtube - particularly when it is positive hype reflected with a high proportion of positive reactions - is often a good sign for a country’s delegation – provided all the hype is not being generated within that country, as is sometimes the case.

So, what is the map looking like as we take our first peak at 2017′s views? Before we delve in, I must preëmpt the one or two people each year who annoyedly send me messages of the ilk of “but My Slowanie has 50 chillion 984 squillion views on Donatan’s personal account!!!” The figures here relate to the number of views on Youtube’s official playlists, like this one for semi-final 1. The videos on the ESC official channel have the advantage of being uploaded around the same time, so we do not end up comparing the views of a video released in January with that of one unleashed on the day of the deadline.

Many countries of the Balkans have come out of the blocks flying - Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria are all checking in with over a million views: in comparison, last year at this stage, only Serbia was anywhere near close to that. They are joined in the top-five by Sweden - who, despite the hype they get every year amongst a large number of fans, were nowhere near the top in views last year - and crowning the list, with almost 1.6 million views and counting, are Belgium, who languished in the views mid-table in 2016 and 2014 but did similarly well with Loïc two years back. Recent heavyweights such as Russia and Australia are closing in on a million and the top spots too, alongside the Netherlands who will be hoping Trijnwreck was a one-off blemish on an otherwise stellar recent qualification rate.

On the opposite end of the table are four countries with fewer than a hundred thousand views - Slovenia, Georgia, Lithuania and Estonia. Only the last of these is not a country in the 5 most disliked songs currently. Will their likes ratio improve as more viewers come to watch, or do we already have a trio of surefire non-qualifiers on our hands?

Continue below for a second map and the full numbers:

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Good evening, folks, and welcome to today’s statistical map - and it’s all about Youtube views, something that I’ve been tracking for a few years straight now. Unlike what some would have you believe, they are not useful on their own as an indication of whether a song will do well, as they are often warped by the extent to which the home nations watch their own entry. 

However, particularly as we get closer to Eurovision week, they become one of several useful indices for determining how much excitement the songs are generating amongst fans. Last year, all but one of the top 5 (Sweden, who had redone their video) were in the top 10 songs by views on the official ESC Youtube page. In 2014, Armenia and Austria shared top spot in the views fro the very beginning of the season, whilst in 2012, Sweden, Serbia and Russia all were amongst the most viewed too.

So, how does 2016 shape up? Well, before we delve into specifics, it must be noted that, if the health of the ESC can be measured by the interest its songs generate on Youtube, things are going swimmingly for the contest. At a slightly later stage in the pre-season two years ago, 17 songs, almost a majority, had fewer than 100k views - now, only 9 do. Back then, only 8 countries had more than 250k views at this juncture - now 21, almost a majority, do. The goalposts have certainly shifted in just two years.

It’s a little early to talk about trends so far, but one thing that really stands out is a rather more muted reaction to the videos from Northern Europe compared to the South in general. All the primarily German-speaking nations currently fail to register more than a quarter million views, and the same is true of almost all Nordic countries (except, narrowly, the hosts, Sweden.) The UK’s song, whose entry last year was one of the most viewed, also falls into the category of lesser-viewed songs alongside neighbours Ireland, whilst the Dutch-speaking sphere fares much better, with Belgium almost having hit 500k and NL almost on 750k. There are surprisingly few views for the Baltic gents, given the amount of people I know repping them - Estonia is the only one with more than 100k views, about 10% of which are probably mine ;).

On the flipside, the most viewed songs are those of Poland, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Armenia - but these songs have been so frequently at or near the top in terms of views for as long as I’ve been doing YT analysis, that I’m starting to think watching their videos is an obligation to hold citizenship of these nations. Australia seems to be joining that club, the fourth song so far to crack 1m views. Serbia, France and the Netherlands are straight behind them and I personally rate the chances of all three.

We’ll be looking next at FB likes, which are also quite useful in predicting semi-final qualifiers! You may be surprised at some of the trends so far - I definitely was.

Views so far on the official ESC channel (there is no Italy because no Italian song has yet been uploaded onto the official channel) :

SUPER JUNIOR《DEVIL》Youtube analysed Statistic

Just read a rising ratio of a voting group from China, the data this time was too weird. It’s totally ridiculous, no matter how worse our fandom is going, it’s impossible to only have 500W views a week. Here are the analysis, read carefully please! And please send it to Youtube.

The first one is the daily ratio of Devil, the second is our past records. WE used to have at least 2W to 5W, and how come when we are working so hardly that DEVIL only got 28W?????

Here are the evidence to proved that it is impossible that SM has done nothing to our views. SNSD reached over 600W in two days, and after two weeks it’s nearly 2000W. Except the 600W on the first two days, there are already around 100W rising ratio daily.

However, when you look at our data, 15/7/2015 midnight the mv came out, till now 8 days already but there are only 510W.

I had searched SMTOWN official views data, the following is the daily data from the SMTOWN youtube channel (from YT official data website)

The above data is up till 22/7/2015 only, you can see that before our MV released on 16/7/2015, the daily views are over 800W.  Our MV released on 16/7/2015 midnight, but from that day on, there were only 400W a day. But look at this, from 16/7/2015 – 22/7/2015, SMTOWN total views accumulated to 3456W.

The following is the data of SNSD,

{Official YTB statistics shown that from 13/7/2015, there are only 80W a Day}

According to the SNSD’s statistics, if they are increasing 100W a day, total 7 days, total is 700W only.

From 16/7/2015 after releasing Our MV, Live and also TVXQ’s MV, if they are all counted in including SMROOKIES that one(**up to 22/7/2015 only, yesterday’s performance version and the videos released after that are not included), the total views is only 268W.

Even if we overstate the data as you guys may watch the mvs of your unnies or oppas, we count 100W more.

Okay, so now let us see,

From 16/7/2015 to 22/7/2015, SM total views is 3456W, if the 100W and SNSD’s 700W are not counted, all videos released after us is 268W, and others 100W, so wehre is the 2300W+ views?

One more point to add, what is the data on 20/7/2015 , why is it zero? Can anyone explain to me? :^)

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