Special Report

New Year's Eve by the Numbers

Evan Comen

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21. -20%

Holiday airfares are 20% cheaper this year than last year.

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22. +85%

Google searches for “gym memberships” increased 85% from the first week of December 2016 to the first week of January 2017.

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23. +324%

The “hangover” Wikipedia page had 324% more views on Jan. 1, 2017 than the daily average in 2016.

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24. 35.28 million viewers

ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” television program viewership peaked at 35.28 million at 12:01 a.m. last New Year’s, the most of any program covering the celebration.

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25. 35 years

Dick Clark hosted or was co-host of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” some 35 times, the most of any host of a New Year’s Eve television program.