2016 By the Numbers: ‘The Simpsons’, The Olympics, Carpool Karaoke and More

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2016 was a heck of a year, between the election, the continuation of "Peak TV", the Olympics, and more. Let's dig into some of the more amazing numbers achieved during the last 12 months.


Days of the longest-running marathon in TV history. FXX’s “The Simpsons 600 Marathon” aired 27 seasons’ worth of episodes from November 24 through December 7.
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$122.5 Million

Earnings for the Kardashian–Jenner sisters and mom Kris (before taxes and fees) from mid-2015 to mid-2016.
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111.9 Million

Viewers who watched the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. The game was the third most-watched program in history.
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136 Million

YouTube views for Adele’s “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden since it premiered on The Late Late Show in January, making it the most-watched edition of the popular segment.
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Hours of programming NBCUniversal’s networks and digital platforms presented of the Rio Olympics.
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Total number of Primetime Emmy nominations for Saturday Night Live since it premiered in 1975 (after earning 16 in 2016), the most of any series.
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1 Million+

Number of people who auditioned for American Idol throughout the singing competition’s 15 seasons. (The show signed off in April.)
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