Saturday, November 24, 2012

Grey Cup 100 By The Numbers

30 million – Fans following Sirius XM Grey Cup Half-Time Show headline performer Justin Bieber on Twitter

8.5 million – Page views recorded during last year’s GREY CUP SUNDAY

7.3 million – Canadians who watched some of TSN’s ENGRAVED ON A NATION documentary series celebrating the 100th GREY CUP

4.6 million – Average number of viewers who watched the 99th GREY CUP on TSN and RDS

30,480 – Metre of cable (camera, audio, and video) needed for TSN’s broadcast of the 100th GREY CUP (equal to 303 CFL football fields)

250 – TSN staff (technical, production, and on-air) working Grey Cup weekend

187 – Countries and territories around the world in which TSN’s broadcast of the 100th GREY CUP is available

83 – Estimated shots of a smiling Pinball Clemons appearing on TSN during Grey Cup weekend

53 – Number of Cineplex theatres across Canada that will show TSN’s broadcast of the 100th GREY CUP live on the big screen

43 – Microphones used on GREY CUP SUNDAY

37 – Grey Cup games TSN’s Brian Williams has covered. Williams and Dave Randorf are hosts of the 100th GREY CUP.

36 – Cameras that will be used during TSN’s broadcast of the 100th GREY CUP, including a “cable cam”

28 – Estimated times Matt Dunigan will drop a “Call Me Maybe” reference during Grey Cup weekend. Carly Rae Jepsen will perform during the Sirius XM Grey Cup Half-Time Show.

20 – Hours of football programming on TSN during Grey Cup Weekend

14 – Times TSN’s Chris Cuthbert has called Grey Cup games. Cuthbert is joined by CFL on TSN analyst Glen Suitor in the broadcast booth for the 100th GREY CUP.

6 – Hours of companion viewing on’s new Field Access hub that hosts live coverage of the pre-game warm-ups and a second angle (different from broadcast) of all the action during the game

5 – Times 100th GREY CUP producer Jon Hynes and director Paul Hemming have worked together on Grey Cup broadcasts

2 – Members of the CFL on TSN panel in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame – Matt Dunigan and Milt Stegall

1 – Ranking the “Grey Cup” earned on Twitter’s top trends in Canada for 2011

The 100th GREY CUP airs Sunday, Nov. 25 on TSN at 6 p.m. ET – pre-game coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET.

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