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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Cook Out Southern 500


On Sunday, many NASCAR fans watched the Cook Out Southern 500 Cup race while enjoying their grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and the last of this year’s fresh corn. As summer winds down, the quest for the Cup championship grows with every race. Also, with every race, there are the sponsors frequently reminding you of what they have to offer you during the race and in the commercials. For those who like to know precisely how many ads there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2020 Cook Out Southern 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:07 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 247
Minutes of race broadcast: 207
Minutes of traditional commercials: 40
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 14

Total number of commercials: 119
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 93
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5

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