In the movie, “The NeverEnding Story,” a lonely boy, Bastian, finds a way to enter an amazing fantasy world through a book. In the ‘NeverEnding Race,’ that began last Sunday, our hero, Kyle Busch, found a way to finally find victory in a misty land full of speedy villains and foes on Wednesday evening.
Not so fantastical, but just as important, are the commercials that came along on the adventure. 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 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500
Sunday, October 25th:
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:33 PM
Wednesday, October 28th:
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 5:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:59 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 242
Minutes of race broadcast: 209
Minutes of traditional commercials: 33
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 15
Total number of commercials: 112
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 78
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 19
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5 + One Stand-Alone Coca-Cola Ad
Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Coca-Cola (6 times); Xfinity (6 times); Sunday Night Football on NBC (6 times); ‘The Voice’ on NBC (5 times); Sonic (5 times); Applebee’s (5 times)
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