100th CFL Grey Cup on TSN
The Toronto Argonauts will play against the Calgary Stampeders from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, in the 100th edition of the CFL Grey Cup tonight at 6:30pm on TSN.
TSN will have nearly ten hours of television coverage today including:
1 p.m. ET — Grey Cup Pre-game
6 p.m. ET — Countdown to Kickoff
6:30 p.m. ET — The 100th CFL Grey Cup
10 p.m. ET — Grey Cup Post-game
Coverage of the big game can be heard across the country on TSN’s radio network beginning at 4 p.m. ET, live on tsn.ca, and seen on TSN Mobile TV. French coverage will begin on RDS at 5 p.m. ET.
Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor will be calling the action for those watching on TV; Dave Randorf and Brian Williams along with the CFL on TSN panel will be hosting the many hours of pre-game; on TSN Radio Toronto, Mike Hogan and Sandy Annunziata will have the call, with Rod Black and Duane Ford handling the duties on TSN stations in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, and Winnipeg.
Pre-game entertainment will feature a performance from Johnny Reid, and the national anthem by Burton Cummings. The half-time show will feature the vocal stylings of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Gordon Lightfoot.
New this year, “Field Access” will be available online at tsn.ca/fieldaccess where viewers can watch alternate angles and coverage of pre-game warm-ups, as well as the main event. It will also feature a live chat beginning during pre-game and continuing throughout the match.
CFL by the numbers, following the jump…
CFL 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 TSN.ca 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 TSN.ca’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