Sanremo ratings rise but down 11% on last year +rpt+
8.188 mn viewers compared to 11.538 on same night in 201322 February, 10:38
(ANSA) - Sanremo, February 22 - Ratings for the closely watched Sanremo Song Festival rose from 34.93% Thursday night to 37.97% Friday night.
Some 8.188 million viewers tuned in Friday compared to 7.673 million Thursday. But the 64th edition of the popular show, which has come under fire for its expense, was 11% down on the same night last year which notched up a 48.17% share and 11.538 million viewers.
Friday saw a homage to Italy's great tradition of singer-songwriters.
A rapper from Salerno, Rocco Hunt, won the New Proposals prize.