By the Numbers: The 106th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw

— November 24, 2018

The 106th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw is upon us, with the big game taking place tomorrow, Sunday, November 25 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN. While fans are picking out their long johns and making the trek to Edmonton for the big game, let’s take a look back at the numbers that got us to this point. Following an exciting season, the league’s best separate themselves from the pack
  • It took 94 games to get here, but the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Calgary Stampeders are set to clash in a heavyweight battle for the Grey Cup
  • Over those 94 games, 4,764 points were scored. That’s a lot of rouges!
  •  The opposing quarterbacks have racked up some impressive mileage. Combined, Bo Levi Mitchell and Trevor Harris amassed over 10 kilometres from scrimmage this season (including playoffs). That’s greater than the distance from The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium to the West Edmonton Mall!
  • Despite the gaudy offensive totals, the old saying that defense wins championships holds true; this Grey Cup features the top scoring defence from each division (Ottawa allowed 420 points against, while Calgary led the league with an impressive 363 points against).
In its 11th year of broadcasting the Grey Cup, TSN is set to put on quite a show Not only does this year’s Grey Cup measure up on the field, but the production surrounding the event has produced some eye-popping totals as well.
  • TSN’s broadcast of the 106th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw features over 40 cameras, giving fans dozens of vantage points to make sure they don’t miss any of the action
  • TSN’s production crew for the event tops 200 people, enough to field more than four complete CFL rosters (though we’ll leave the playing up to the professionals)
All eyes on Canada’s biggest party The combination of an exciting product on the field and a world-class production around the big game have led the Grey Cup to being not only must-watch television, but one of the biggest parties in Canada!
  • The Grey Cup is one of the most-watched sports broadcasts of the year in Canada. With 4.1 million viewers, last year’s game on TSN was in the Top 3 of all sports broadcasts, including the SUPER BOWL.


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