We have a cat named Bristol. Yes, of course, he was named after the famed race track that the NASCAR Cup Series raced at this past Saturday night. He is a brawny, unpredictable feline, that can affectionately love you up, then go out in the back yard and break the neck of the cutest of field mice. After the race this weekend, I’m sure there are some drivers who view Bristol (the track, not my cat) as a lover, and others who feel killed by it. The commercials that ran during the race broadcast can also elicit feelings of love or loathing, depending on the watcher. For those who like to know precisely how many there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.
Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:34 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 184
Minutes of race broadcast: 156
Minutes of traditional commercials: 28
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 13
Total number of commercials: 93
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 45
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 64
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 29
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5
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