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99th Grey Cup on TSN: By the Numbers

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TSN has released these “by the numbers” press releases a few times before (2010 Olympics and 98th Grey Cup come to mind); I always find some of the stats interesting. Here is the 99th Grey Cup on TSN: By the Numbers.

5.5 million – Average number of page views TSN.ca records during Grey Cup weekend

5 million – Number of viewers for last year’s Grey Cup broadcast on TSN

52,511 – Projected attendance at BC Place on Sunday

9,750 – Metres of camera cable needed for the Grey Cup broadcast (equal to nearly 100 CFL football fields)

1,050 – Combined weight in pounds of the CFL on TSN panel (1000 lbs without Dave Randorf)

160 – Number of technical and production staff working on TSN’s Grey Cup broadcast

150 – Number of microphones TSN will use on Grey Cup Sunday

120 – Projected number of tweets from TSN’s Football Insider Dave Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) during Grey Cup weekend

55 – Estimated number of times “Swaggerville” will be mentioned during TSN’s two-day Grey Cup coverage

42 – Percentage of the country’s population who tuned in to watch some or all of last year’s Grey Cup broadcast on TSN and RDS

37 – Number of cameras that will be used during the Grey Cup broadcast – includes a “cable cam” and helicopter camera

23 – Number of hours of football programming on TSN during Grey Cup Weekend

16 – Number of Grey Cup games in which members of the CFL on TSN panel have played

15 – Estimated number of times Brian Williams will tell viewers what time it is during the broadcast

13 – Number of times TSN broadcaster Chris Cuthbert has called the Grey Cup game

6 – Ways fans can tune in to the live Grey Cup broadcast – TSN, TSN.ca, TSN Mobile TV, TSN Radio, Team 1410 Vancouver and in French on RDS

3 – Number of songs half-time performer Nickelback will perform during the Pepsi Max Halftime Show

2 – Men in the driver’s seat on Sunday. Producer Jon Hynes and director Paul Hemming have worked together on four Grey Cup broadcasts

1 – Grey Cup champion

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

24 November, 2011 at 4:08pm

Posted in CFL

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  1. Do you know if RDS will send its commentators to Vancouver for the broadcast, or will the game be called from the studio in Montreal?


    25 November, 2011 at 12:47pm

  2. [...] Canadian Sports Media Blog goes inside the numbers of TSN’s coverage of this Sunday’s Grey [...]

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