NICE LITTLE NUMBERS – COMIC RELEIF RED NOSE DAY 2021

NICE LITTLE NUMBERS – COMIC RELEIF RED NOSE DAY 2021

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   Friday 19th March 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 HAPPY RED NOSE DAY TO YOU ALL!!!

To put you in the right frame of mind to start here’s a funny joke/poem:

How Come?

A pastor journeyed to heaven;

A cab driver followed him through;

The cab driver got a mansion;

The pastor got a lean-to.

“How come?” inquired the pastor,

“This seems like a charade.”

“They slept through your sermons,” said Peter;

“When he drove, his passengers prayed.”

By Joanna Fuchs

 

Now down to our Nice Little Numbers

Comic Relief’s Red Nose day started in 1988. It is usually held every other year.

2021 will be the 18th year it has been held.

THESE ARE THE AMOUNTS OF MONEY RAISED EACH YEAR.

Year       Amount

1988       £15,000,000

1989       £26,900,000

1991       £20,000,000

1993       £18,000,000

1995       £22,000,000

1997       £27,000,000

1999       £35,000,000

2001       £55,000,000

2003       £61,600,000

2005       £65,000,000

2007       £67,700,000

2009       £82,300,000

2011       £108,436,277

2013       £100,331,808

2015       £99,418,831

2017       £82,154,943

2019       £63,548,668 (including only funds raised during the telethon)

Total      £1,063,237,004

TV VIEWERS

 

Year       Broadcast             BBC Television

                                               Total viewers (millions)                      Weekly rank

                                               BBC One               BBC Two              BBC One               BBC Two

1988       5 February            16.40                      N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1989       10 March              N/A                         N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1991       15 March              N/A                         N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1993       12 March              N/A                         N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1995       17 March              N/A                         N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1997       14 March              N/A                         N/A                         N/A                         N/A

1999       12 March              6.83                        3.13                        20                           13

2001       16 March              8.51                        5.47                        8                              2

2003       14 March              11.74                      6.01                        4                              1

2005       11 March              10.94                      4.72                        4                              1

2007       16 March              9.73                        6.40                        2                              1

2009       13 March              9.84                        7.09                        1                              1

2011       18 March              10.26                      7.53                        1                              1

2013       15 March              10.28                      4.79                        1                              1

2015       13 March              8.48                        4.67                        1                              1

2017       24 March              6.30                        2.21                        6                              7

2019       15 March              5.85                        2.99                        3                              2

 

TOP TEN + TEN + OF THE DAY

The Official best-selling Comic Relief singles are:

                TRACK                                                                   ARTIST                                                                                  PEAK                     YEAR

                                                                                                                                                                                           POSITION

1              IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO?               TONY CHRISTIE & PETER KAY                                       1                              2005

2              UPTOWN GIRL                                                   WESTLIFE                                                                             1                              2001

3              LIVING DOLL                                       CLIFF RICHARD AND THE YOUNG ONES                                   1                              1986

4              MAMA / WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE                                                  SPICE GIRLS                        1                              1997

5              WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING             BOYZONE                            1                              1999

6              ALL ABOUT YOU/YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND                                                 MCFLY                                  1                              2005

7              SPIRIT IN THE SKY                                             GARETH GATES AND THE KUMARS                           1                              2003

8              ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS)                                             ONE DIRECTION                 1                              2013

9              LAY ME DOWN                                                                  SAM SMITH FEAT JOHN LEGEND                1                              2015

10           I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES)          THE PROCLAIMERS FT BRIAN POTTER AND ANDY PIPKIN 1                              2007

11           JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH                                                                             THE SATURDAYS               2                              2009

12           HELP!                                                                    BANANARAMA AND LA NA NEE NEE NOO NOO   3                              1989

13           GOLD FOREVER                                                                                                 THE WANTED                     3                              2011

14           THE STONK                                                                                                         HALE AND PACE                 1                              1991

15           LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE – CHER, CHRISSIE HYNDE, NENEH CHERRY AND ERIC CLAPTON 1                            1995

16           ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE                                MEL SMITH AND KIM WILDE        3                              1987

17           BARRY ISLANDS IN THE STREAM VANESSA JENKINS & BRYN WEST FT TOM JONES                 1                              2009

18           WALK THIS WAY                                                                               SUGABABES VS. GIRLS ALOUD    1                              2007

19           STICK IT OUT                                                                                      RIGHT SAID FRED                              4                              1993

20           ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS               PET SHOP BOYS AND ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS                     6                              1994

21           (I WANT TO BE) ELECTED               MR BEAN AND SMEAR CAMPAIGN                                           9                              1992

22           I KNOW HIM SO WELL                    SUSAN BOYLE AND GERALDINE MCQUEEN                            11                           2011

There was no track released in 2019

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…wearing a Red Nose.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Somebody stole all my lamps….and I couldn’t be more de-lighted!

LOVE IS…

Love is…listening to her whilst she talks…and talks…and talks.

 

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to watch Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on TV…A time to put your money where your mouth is and donate to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

YOUR HISTORY

19th March

2021 Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

1965 The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to wear ties to save tie makers from financial disaster.

1962       Bob Dylan – debut album released   Bob Dylan’s self titled debut album is released.

1958 Britain’s first planetarium opened at Madame Tussaud’s, London.

1821 Sir Richard Burton, British explorer, writer and translator, was born.  He was noted for his translations of The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE

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Total Cases 4,280,882   Latest Daily New Cases 6,303
People in Hospital 7,218   Change on Day -70
Total deaths 125,926   New Deaths 24 Hr Period 95
Total 1st Vaccine Dose 26,735,472   Latest Daily Figure (1st Dose) 462,246

 

 

 

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