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LoveHate
5th May 2017, 10:30
Given how long the show is, is the current start time (8 pm GMT, 9 pm CET etc.) optimal? I'm thinking starting one hour earlier would make the time more tolerable further east, whereas 7 pm is hardly too early in GMT-countries. Or is it?

Eulaliya
5th May 2017, 10:36
Here it starts around three o'clock in the morning (GMT +8) but I'm thinking of setting it around an hour earlier, depending on my ability to stay awake at that hour (and I'll be careful not to disturb my sleeping neighbours).

revallsay
6th May 2017, 09:31
Here it starts around three o'clock in the morning (GMT +8) but I'm thinking of setting it around an hour earlier, depending on my ability to stay awake at that hour (and I'll be careful not to disturb my sleeping neighbours).

You can got to sleep at 9 or 10 pm on the previosu day and waku up at 3 am :)

randajad
7th May 2017, 12:38
It is fine just as it is. Amen. Namaste, ale

LoveHate
7th May 2017, 13:11
It is fine just as it is. Amen. Namaste, ale

Of course it's fine in most countries. I just think starting at seven in some countries wouldn't be so terrible if you compare that with starting at midnight in some other countries. Like when Azerbaijan hosted, the shows started at midnight local time.

Back when the time was set at 8 pm GMT, 9 or 10 pm was the latest start time in any participating country.

MyHeartIsYours
8th May 2017, 00:58
I think Eurovision does start at 7pm GMT as it starts at 8pm BST. I think it could start at 7pm without it impacting significantly on UK/Irish viewership, but I would say 8pm for us/9pm for Western Europe probably reaches the biggest amount of people.

LoveHate
8th May 2017, 18:36
I think Eurovision does start at 7pm GMT as it starts at 8pm BST. I think it could start at 7pm without it impacting significantly on UK/Irish viewership, but I would say 8pm for us/9pm for Western Europe probably reaches the biggest amount of people.

By GMT I of course meant "whatever time those western outskirts of Europe currently have", but thanks for clarifying that BST is a different thing.

JSSArcos
9th May 2017, 17:04
In Portugal starts at 20 00. This is great