Wednesday, November 23, 2011

50,000,000 Parade Fans Can't Be Wrong...

This year, when the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off its march to Herald Square an estimated 50 million viewers will be watching on NBC.  Three million spectators will line the 2 1/2 mile long parade route and will not only see bands, balloons and celebrities but also some of the 4,000 volunteers who are part of the parade -- including many of the clowns and the balloon wranglers.  (Even with so many people watching on television, the crowd has grown since the pre-tv days.  In 1945, when the parade was broadcast to the local area only, there were just two million street-side spectators.)

1 comment:

  1. Quite impressive numbers, I feel like some villages/cities will find it hard to believe lol, but isn't it the magic of new york? Thanks
    Diallo

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