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TV/radio facts and figures

By SHARON GINN

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 28, 2001


TV BROADCAST: CBS (Ch. 10. locally).

RADIO: Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports (WQYK-FM 99.5 and WQYK-AM 1010 locally).

COUNTRIES VIEWING: More than 200. Countries with on-site crews include Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Spain.

LANGUAGES: 26, including Arabic, Catalan, Mandarin, Greek, Thai, Icelandic, Flemish, Cantonese, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Russian and Dutch.

ESTIMATED PEOPLE VIEWING WORLDWIDE: 800-million.

LAST YEAR'S RATING (ABC): 43.3 (63 share, 130.7-million viewers).

HIGHEST RATING: 49.1 (72 share, 110.2-million), Super Bowl XVI, 1982, San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21.

FEET OF CABLE: 83,000.

CAMERAS: 74 (33 regular broadcast, 8 HDTV broadcast, 33 EyeVision).

SUPER BOWL MVPS ON CBS: 2 (Phil Simms, analyst, 1987; Marcus Allen, Super Bowl Today reporter, 1984).

NUMBER OF TIMES CBS HAS BROADCAST SUPER BOWL: 14 (last time: 1992).

AVERAGE COST OF A 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL: $2.3-million.

-- Compiled by SHARON GINN.

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