2019 Grey Cup nominated for Best Live Sports Event by The Canadian Academy

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TSN has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards for its broadcast of the 2019 Grey Cup.

That edition of the CFL championship game featured the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats playing in Calgary at McMahon Stadium. Winnipeg defeated Hamilton 33-12 in a stunning upset as the Bombers’ recorded their first Grey Cup victory since 1990.

The 2019 Grey Cup has been nominated for Best Live Sports Event, TSN vice president and executive producer Paul Graham along with producer Jon Hynes were named the individual nominees.

The man who narrated the game, Chris Cuthbert was nominated for Best Play-by-Play Announcer after his epic calls throughout the broadcast.

Meanwhile, Andy Bouyoukos was nominated for Best Direction, Live Sports Event as part of his role in the 2019 Grey Cup.

Even though Winnipeg led from start to finish and the decision was never really in doubt, the television number was up 14 percent on TSN year-over-year with the average audience checking in at 3,682,600.

The fact each fanbase was trying to end long draughts without hoisting the big silver trophy had people in Hamilton and the entire province of Manitoba intrigued along with Canadians across the country.

Hometown running back Andrew Harris put on a show, Keith Urban was a big-name halftime act and the quick-strike Ticats offence kept viewers interested for a possible late comeback.

The pre-game coverage which began at 6 p.m. eastern time drew 1,952,600 and post-game 1,517,000. Overall on Sunday, November 24, 2019, CFL content accounted for the top three ranked TV programs across Canada.