PHL17 is excited to announce coverage of the 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade beginning with a special program on Christmas morning and wall to wall coverage on New Year’s Day.
On December 25, 2015 at 5:30 AM, PHL17 will broadcast a special edition of PHL17 Morning News entitled, “Philadelphia Mummers.” The program will take you behind the scenes of Mummery and provide exclusive information about Philadelphia’s most popular New Year’s tradition. “Philadelphia Mummers” will be rebroadcast on December 26, 2015 at 11:00 PM.
Mummers Hall of Famer, Steve Highsmith, will once again anchor coverage of the 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade starting at 8:00 AM. Joining Steve is 6abc’s Brian Taff, Alicia Vitarelli, Katherine Scott, and Eva Pilgrim, along with PHL17 Morning News hosts Jennifer Lewis-Hall and Zachery Lashway, and reporter David Grzybowski, with appearances by Pierre Robert, Judge Jacob Hart and Bob Shannon.
At 8:00 PM, PHL17 will broadcast LIVE String Band results, which will announce the winners of the String Band division. Immediately following will be the 2016 SugarHouse Casino Fancy Brigade Finale in primetime at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A complete wrap up of the days winners will follow during Action News at 10 on PHL17.
Fans from around the world will be able to watch the 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade live on PHL17.com with streaming coverage beginning 9:00 AM. This is a great opportunity for Mummers enthusiasts outside of the Philadelphia area to take part in this unique tradition. In addition to the live stream, PHL17 will be posting photos and videos regularly on New Year’s Day on PHL17.com.
Fans can also participate in the SugarHouse Casino Viewers’ Choice Poll where they will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite String Band and Fancy Brigade performances. Voters can enter online at PHL17.com where polls will open at 5:00 PM on New Year’s Day. Polls will close on Friday, January 8th, 2015.
The Mummers Parade has been in Philadelphia for over 100 years and has been the most watched television program in the region on New Year’s Day, averaging a 7.1 household rating* over the twenty-one years it has been broadcast on PHL17 for every quarter hour of coverage.
Please find PHL17’s New Year’s Day Program Schedule below:
New Year’s Day Program Schedule
5:30 AM – PHL17 Morning News (live pre-parade coverage)
6:00 AM – Eye Opener (live pre-parade coverage)
8:00 AM – 2016 SugarHouse Casino Breakfast with the Mummers
9:00 AM – 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade
5:00 PM – Are We There Yet?
5:30 PM – Two and a Half Men
6:00 PM – Two and a Half Men
6:30 PM – The Big Bang Theory
7:00 PM – The Big Bang Theory
7:30 PM – Modern Family
8:00 PM – Live Mummers String Band Results
8:05 PM – 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale
10:00 PM – Action News at 10 on PHL17
*One household rating equals 29,179 homes