Please note: Due to two ‘cable freezes’, and one ‘NBCSN’ freeze, there were 24 minutes of race coverage that were unable to be recorded
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.
Began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:42 PM (all times are EDT). (Again, there were three ‘freezes’ that interrupted race coverage.) Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
NBCSN was the broadcast team for this event.
Total number of commercials: 105
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 71
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 38
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast:5
Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
Stopped for cable freeze: 3:19 PM
Restarted: 3:27 PM
Stopped for cable freeze: 3:33 PM
Restarted: 3:43 PM
Stopped for NBCSN freeze: 4:23 PM
Restarted: 4:29 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:42 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 198
Minutes of race broadcast: 170
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 28
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0
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