For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for ‘Sundays race.
Began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 3:02 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:30 PM (all times are ET). Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
NBC was the broadcast team for this event.
Total number of commercials: 116
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 86
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 30
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 22
Number of times NBC 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): 117
Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 22
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:02 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:30 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 208
Minutes of race broadcast: 171
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 37
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0
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