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Saturday night's 24th annual Gemini Awards will be broadcast live for 90 minutes from Calgary on Global and Showcase, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Some stats on the program - hosted by comedian Ron James - to fete the best in Canadian television:

99: The number of awards that tip the hat to achievements in program, performance and craft categories, prompting gala co-host Ennis Esmer once to joke, "It's actually harder to not get nominated."

19: The number of nominations garnered by the police drama Flashpoint, the most ever racked up by a single show in the Geminis' history. Flashpoint 's Amy Jo Johnson is nominated for lead actress, and Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni are both up for best actor in a drama series. The show's guest stars Nicholas Campbell, Henry Czerny, Mpho Koaho and Ron Lea will face off for best performance by an actor in a guest role. Actresses Kristin Booth, Sarah Gadon and Tatiana Maslany are also all nominated for their guest work on the series.

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Rounding out the six shows with the most nominations were The Tudors with 11 nods, and four shows tied at nine nominations apiece: Being Erica , The Border , the miniseries Diamonds , and Less Than Kind .

3: The number of nights over which the Geminis are awarded (Toronto on Oct. 19 and 20, followed by the Calgary gala on Saturday.)

62,000: The number of viewers (which is considered a ratings bust) who watched last year's broadcast on the now-defunct E! network, according to BBM Canada. It's up against formidable competition from Hockey Night inCanada .

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