By The Numbers

Celebrating New Year’s, by the numbers

Sarah Menendez Dec 31, 2015
1 million

 That’s how many people the Times Square Alliance expects to fill Times Square for the annual ball drop in New York City. 

22.7 million

 The number of viewers that tuned in to watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest last year, scoring higher ratings than network New Year’s Eve specials.

$799

 How much it costs per person for the sold-out Bubba Gump Shrimp dinner at its Times Square location on New Year’s Eve. While this event comes with a view, Ruby Tuesday’s Times Square restaurant is charging over $1,000 for a “VIP couples table.”

11,875 pounds

 That’s how much the New Year’s Eve ball weighs. The ball is 12 feet in diameter and will drop for 60 seconds starting at 11:59 p.m.

 2,778 bottles

 The Guinness World Record for the amount of champagne bottles uncorked simultaneously. A New Year’s Eve event in Atlantic City is attempting to break the record.

42

 The number of floats that will be featured in the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasedena, California on New Years Day.

2016

  The new year.

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